I am getting sick and my bedroom tv has died.
Both of these events are tragic. I don't even watch tv, I love having it quiet while I'm working and while the boys are here they have their crap on, then Mr. Ashley comes home and wants to watch his crap and then when everyone is in bed and I'm trying to fall asleep, I watch some tv. In bed. In my bedroom. But now I don't have a bedroom tv and I'm getting sick. Tragedy of tragedies.
little kid is sounding suspiciously pneumonia-ish as well, so we'll be back at Urgent Care tomorrow to figure out what his deal is. Let's hope it's not an expensive deal. I need some sort of tv in my room, it's non-negotiable.
Both kids ended up in our bed last night because they weren't feeling great. This NEVER happens.
Around 1am, I heard "Mumum? Mumum?"
I walked into little kid's room and he said, "Ca see."
"You can't sleep?"
"Yeah. Nee cank."
"You need a drink?"
So I took him to bed with me instead of fighting with him about going back to his. "It's night night time, so go to sleep," I told him.
"Daddy's sleeping. Shhhh."
(several minutes of silence)
Since he's whispering, I ignore him and keep faking sleep.
"Mumum?" This time I feel his breath on my face and I crack my eyes open to see him leaning over my face. "Mumum?"
"I'm sleeping. Go to sleep."
He rolled back and forth, squeezing one of us and then the other for the rest of the night. It was sweet, but not very restful.
I didn't even know Big Kid was in bed with us until Mr. Ashley rolled over and Big Kid popped up.
I did go and d0 my Library Mom duties yesterday even though Big Kid was home sick. Here are some things I've observed about kindergartners:
1. Their shoe laces are always untied. Parents--DOUBLE KNOT THEIR LACES. I take four groups of kids to the library and back, and with every single group I have to stop to tie at least half of their shoes. This is at 9:40 in the morning, if you were double knotting I wouldn't have to do this.
2. Being the line leader is their number one priority in life. Them not being line leader is as devastating to them as being unable to pay the bills is to one of us. They are hard core about this line leader shit. Also, the same kids race to the door and are first in line every time. I finally had to intervene and start assigning line leaders, but I always forget which two went last week and squabbling ensues. I invented two new jobs, the Library Card Holder and the Caboose, but the Cabooses are all onto my scam, they know they're at the end of the line and they all hate it.
Sometimes I assign sandwich pieces, and call them bread or peanut butter or jelly and being bread was slightly more appealing than being a caboose, but we'll see how long that lasts.
3. They are serious about their books. You would think these kids were choosing a book to have branded on their bodies for life, with the very long and involved selection process they go through to choose one. Some of them make me crazy. JUST PICK ONE. You can pick another one next week. I secretly suspect that several of them know that this is irritating and are doing it on purpose, but I can't prove that.
4. They have as much drama as highschoolers. So and so likes so and so, so and so won't play with me, so and so's shoes are weird, and on and on and on. They are living in their own little world and it's all very serious to them. Also, they want me to know all about it. A lot of it is seriously boring too, some of it is funny, but most of it is just not that interesting.
So there you have it. That's how I spend an hour every week. Yay me.