I'm back. I survived almost 24 hours with the three kids. Barely. I started going crazy towards the end with the lack of sleep. I mean, I slept for about four hours. I was going to sleep in the guestroom, but I ended up falling asleep on the couch in the living room (watching Law & Order SVU lol), just as I figured that I would. The house is quite big and makes creepy noises at night. Plus there was a dog barking next door that was really annoying all night. And the kids got up at 6:45 AM! Gahh, that should be illegal to wake up WILLINGLY at that time on a Sunday morning. So still half-asleep, I had to make them breakfast. John, the oldest one, (he's 8) wanted to make blueberry muffins. Of course. So I had to help him do that. I told him to put in half a cup of water, but I shouldn't have assumed that he knew what that meant. I think he put half of the measuring cup instead, making it a full cup, and so the muffins turned out very...watery. And we couldn't find the muffin tin, to top that off, so we had to use a cake tin. So it ended up being a watery blueberry muffin cake. Nobody really ate it.
It has been like blizzarding outside all day, so luckily John went outside to play. The other two (Calvin in almost 3 and Katie is 6) refused to go out. So I had to keep entertaining them, which I don't mind, but it was sooo early, gah. We watched High School Musical and a few episodes of Phil of the Future ;-) They love both :-)
Everytime I cleaned up a room, they ended up messing it again. So I had to keep cleaning the same rooms over and over again because I didn't know when their parents were gonna be home. They ended up coming a little after noon. When I heard them coming, I told the boys to quickly grab the food they were eating and run into the kitchen because they weren't allowed to eat in the living room, which they were doing because I didn't feel like fighting with them. And I had to tell Katie to quickly put on her glasses, which she is supposed to wear all of the time but hates them so even though I begged her to wear them, I felt a bit bad because they had been bent the day before and now were very lopsided on her face. So she refused to wear them. So when the parents came in, they saw the boys eating in the kitchen and Katie with her glasses on. lol, good timing, huh? :-P
Now I am completely out of it and desperately need some sleep. I guess the $135 I made is worth the exhaustion. Plus, the kids DID sleep about 10/11 hours, even though they got up mega-early. I guess I just like to complain :-p
Okay, I'm off to take a much-needed nap. Bless those who actually managed to read this all.