Abishai woke me up around 7:40am. No big deal, we could still get to the library on time for Toddler Time, right? Well, after some snoozing, the morning started to crumble. The teen went to bed at 1:30am again. How do I know that? Well, because I did. But Jared has a solution to fix that problem for both of us. Stay tuned for that. So, he didn't want to get up at all. Fine, that's normal, you can stay home. Then I go to the 9 yr old daughter who seems to be going through her rebellious stage a bit early to wake her up, and takes a good 30 minutes just to get a grunt out of her. She stayed up with Daddy watching a movie until at least 9:30pm, but really not settling until 10 because of the boys and their noise. The 12 year old seemed ok to start, got through breakfast, and then said he has a headache. And when he gets a headache, the only thing that helps is throwing up and sleeping. But I didn't want to leave him with the teenager who was clearly incapable of getting up until 11:30am today. Keturah wanted macaroni and cheese for breakfast, and I thought I had the water on to boil, but it wasn't high enough. I come back and the macaroni isn't cooked yet and we have to leave in 15 minutes. Great, so I try to hurry that along. Meanwhile, the toddler overheard that there was macaroni and cheese to be had, so he starts asking for it. He already had breakfast and I told him he could have it when we got home because I needed to change his diaper and get his shoes on. Well, he flipped out. But I thought it was because I was forcing him to put his blanket in his diaper bag instead of potential dragging it on the ground. So I got the blankie into his bag, picked him up and placed him over the threshold so I could close the door and lock it. I left him there, sobbing, while I put the bags in the van. I walk back up to him and he literally turned the other way towards the glass door and thrust himself upon it. Like, "how dare you tell me to leave my precious macaroni and cheese on the other side of this door!" Screaming mad. I finally get him into the car and as we drive down the street, Keturah and finally figure out that he was talking about macaroni and cheese the whole time. Meanwhile Justin's headache is worse, and I'm developing one. We get to the library, and Abishai refuses to get out of the car. So I send Justin inside to make the exchange because I know they don't like kids to be unsupervised but he's old enough that they don't care as much. When he comes back he says the meeting room where the Toddler Time meets is dark and no one is there. So, we rushed out of the door and actually were on time for nothing?! Sheesh! It doesn't end there though. I kind of wanted to see Jared and the guys today because they were filming and the other guys hadn't seen the kids before. So, I turn into the church parking lot (the library is 5 minutes from our house and then the church is 5 minutes beyond that) and Abishai starts throwing a fit that he just wants to go home. Usually he doesn't mind and even wants to go to Daddy's office. But this time, it was different. So, I don't even undo my seatbelt and I turn the car around and go home, defeated. We get everyone in the door, Abishai gets his macaroni and cheese and some TV time so Justin and I can deal with our headaches, and we all take a deep breath. The End.
But I did have some Thanskgiving trip prepwork to do. And Justin nursed his headache all day only emerging to eat a little or throw up again. Keturah and Abishai were loud, per normal. And the teen finally got up and got to work around 1:30, still stating that the mower didn't work. Then he spent 6 hrs in his computer chair working on his aerospace homework designing a workstation pod/sleeping/living pod, came to dinner for 5 minutes to gulp down food and went back. Granted, he was watching TV shows the whole time too, but that's just how he rolls.
At least I got my stuff done. I've been working on doing Facebook "lives" and building momentum towards the Lilla Rose Black Friday sale. I had an online boutique/party to do on Monday night, so I had some follow up today to finish with. It went really, really well, including me being live on Facebook! That means, wherever I decide to broadcast from, either in the event, or on my personal or business pages, someone can see me and comment on the video feed and I can respond to them. I don't see them though. It's pretty neat and it's getting really popular now. I think the "lives" started about 1 1/2 yrs ago, so they are fairly new. Instagram has them, too, but they have to be kept shorter. Think of a FB live as a webinar of sorts. It's perfect for doing parties long distance or sharing tips and news to everyone around the world that are your friends or customers. And then the videos can be saved and posted and shared later as "replays." They are great for introverts that want to share something but might not want to go to the work of leaving the house. And it's especially great for those with chronic illnesses. Anyway, the party went well, and the hostess and I are just waiting for the sale to happen as that's when her friend's will order. We both highly encouraged them to wait and do it then so they will hopefully spend a bit more. I enjoyed doing it and it's been fun putting into practice some things I've been learning lately. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks.
And now, it's Thanksgiving and soon it will be Christmas. Life moves on.
|This was yesterday when we stopped at Daddy's office and they wanted to be there.|
|No, Daddy, I don't care how sticky it is, I just want it in my hand first so I can put it in my mouth!|
|There's always someone wrestling someone in a house full of boys, or "man child's." It's easy to keep this kid down because he's so ticklish!|
|Too cute with the glasses. He didn't like that Daddy was hurting Benaiah though.|
|Yup, Jared pushed on the door and squished Benaiah against the other one. Crazy men.|
|Using a protractor! No computer engineering here!|
|He choose to get all his stuff to snuggle in while Daddy built a fire. He wasn't asleep, but he was pretending to snore!|
|All the kids just chillin' Benaiah has the week off from school, and we had to take it off because of appointments and Thanksgiving prep.|
|This kid knows how to fake his own death complete with his tongue hanging out and pushing his mask off like it would fall off if he fell down!|
|Um, yeah, this kid can swing a huge wooden sword no problem!|
|I'm the good guy!|
|Oh my goodness! Too stinkin' cute!|
|And now it's time for bed!|