Found the camera download cord! Too bad I didn’t think to take picture until late in the day for this post. Here’s what it’s like around here these days (this happened to be Tuesday of last week):
5:30: Rocco starts sobbing from his room, “Hug time…hug time…hug time…” We tell him to go back to bed and he yells at us for a few minutes, but does.
6AM: Sounds of light saber coming from Vincenzo’s room.
6:30AM: Kids out of bed. Ask for egg-in-the-hole with marinara sauce for breakfast. Eat only the egg.
8AM: Kids ask for second breakfast. Yogurt and pineapple this time.
8:30: Walk V to bus stop; go for walk with Rocco in stroller. He talks the entire time about which cars have trailer hitches and which do not, and the impact that has on global economics.
10: Take Rocco to story time at library.
10:20: Rocco says loudly he wants to go home. Says it over and over again, more loudly. I try to whisper-talk him into staying. He starts screaming.
10:25: Leave story time early.
10:26 to 11:00: Rocco has raging temper tantrum. (Turns out he didn’t want to leave story time early after all.)
11: Rocco helps me make banana bread. He helps by dumping two cups of flour on the floor. While I get vacuum, he dances in the flour. I attempt to vacuum but then remember that our Dyson—the indestructible, never-stops-sucking vacuum cleaner–doesn’t work.
11:05: Look for broom. Remember I’m not that kind of house keeper and I don’t own a broom. Find other means to get flour off floor.
11:30: Call husband to make him feel like this is all his fault.
11:40: Vincenzo’s after-school play date is changed to a dinner play date at our house. Wonder if other person’s kid will eat the butternut squash lasagna I had planned on making.
11:45: Eat a pound of candy corn.
12: Pick up Vincenzo from bus stop.
12:15: Lunch (quesadillas and oranges). Vincenzo comes out of the bathroom asking for his “wipe, flush, wash” treat and promptly spills an entire bag of rock candy in the pantry. I tell him he can eat anything he finds on floor. He finds some really weird stuff there.
12:45: Everyone outside to play. A moment of Zen in the sun.
2: Rocco takes nap. D and I eat warm banana bread; I sneak-drink a can of orange Fanta.
2:30: Make footprint ghosts. Read books.
3: Rocco wakes up from nap an hour early.
3:01: Watch Mighty Machines.
3:31: Snack. I don’t remember what. Probably Cheetos, Twinkies, and Fanta.
4: Head to store to pick up spaghetti and meatballs so that Vincenzo’s friend is not afraid to come back to our house for dinner.
5: V’s friend shows up. Play, eat, dump out every toy in house, etc.
6:30: I sneak in a shower while Kevin does battle with the kids. He is Bananakin Skywalker and the kids are Darth Vader and his trusty cat.
7: Put Rocco to bed. In living room, battle rages on.
8:30: Friend goes home.
8:45: V to bed.
8:46: Me and K to bed.