Breathe, breathe, breathe…..Moving time is here!!!
If you come to our house this week, it will look like we plan to stay another year. There are no boxes to be seen, and all of our stuff is still sitting in its regular old place. That’s the beauty of a military move. They actually send a team of “packers” to your house, and in 2 or 3 days every single item we own–minus candles and cleaning products–will be boxed up. Once it’s all packed up, they load it up on the truck, and this whole shabang will be packed up and shipped off in only five days.
Our packers arrive on Monday!!!! Aughhh!!! I can’t believe it! We are less than one week out!!!!
If none of the actual moving starts until Monday, why am I all in a tizzy??? Well, first of all, the anticipation–oh, it’s a killer–but really there is just way more involved than just packing and shipping.
There are endless service providers to book to prep this house for new tenants. This particular lease requires a chimney sweep, gutter cleaning, of course a house cleaning, plus a carpet cleaning. (Thankfully, I have a husband who knows I’m a phone-phobe, and he has handled all this for me!)
Oh, but the fun doesn’t end there. We have to make sure that all of our children are squared away with shots and dental cleanings because who knows how long it will be before we’re settled into our new place?
So guess what happened this week? Caleb had four cavities, Daniel started complaining that his ears hurt, my hay fever is out of control, and as of today, John David has a fever.
Nope, the fun just never stops. Tomorrow Caleb will be getting fillings. I took Dan to the doc yesterday, and he is okay. I’m living on Benadryl and Zyrtec and still wishing I could soak my eyeballs in ice water…that notion may be lost on you non-itchy eye allergy sufferers….and if JD has a sleepless night tonight, he will be whisked to the doctor tomorrow too.
Sleepless nights almost always mean ear infections around here!
Really, I should be in bed. Do I say that on every single post??
It’s a slightly inconvenient time for everyone to be sick, but I’m just thankful it’s not throw-up.
Okay, enough about moving. Here’s one cute kid quote:
Me: (spotting Caleb walking down the stairs) Caleb, did you finish your homework?
Caleb: *looks surprised* Yes.
Me: That’s so great, Caleb! Good job! That’s wonderful. Okay, I’m going to go check it.
Caleb: …..Oh, and I knew it so well that I just didn’t even write it down. I knew it SO WELL that I just left it all blank.
Me: (I laughed. How could I not?) Oh hahaha, Caleb. Get upstairs, and you are getting all of this finished right now.
Kids can be surprisingly wise….
Joshua, for the last few months, has taken to sleeping in the clothes that he plans to wear to school the next day. He says, “That way I don’t have to waste time in the morning getting dressed.”
One last thought:
It never ceases to amaze me how different my 3rd child 3-year-old problems are. The first two were so innocent at 3. Daniel has two older brothers, so he has a lot more street smarts, and he’s very talented at picking on his brothers. Tonight he was just walking around saying, “Caweb stupid Caweb stupid Caweb stupid” just to get a great big rise out of Caleb. Classic, I know, but the other boys never did this.
Later I heard him working hard at tormenting Joshua with a similar tactic. I wish I could remember what he was saying that time. It was rather clever. Unfortunately, 2 Benadryls and a zyrtec have left me with very little brain activity.
So here’s a few cute kiddo pictures, to make up for my forgetting all the funny stories: