Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Our latest "Lucy Chronicles"

A sweet friend said the other day that she loves to hear about "the Lucy Chronicles" I thought that was hilarious and a perfect title to our post today. So, February has been the longest shortest month ever! Everyone has been sick and Mama's going nuts! It started out with Lucy having bronchitis and a really high fever and then Jason got it (and possibly a touch of pneumonia), I felt terrible for a couple of days and now Julianne has a nasty nose and little cough. Anyway, enough complaining... so Jason was on call this past weekend and I felt awful for him. He was feeling miserable and actually called in sick (he NEVER calls in sick) on friday even though he still had to go in at 3:00 to finish up everything for his call. So, he got a call at 2:00 a.m. Sunday that they needed him there to repair a hip fracture (well, do the anesthesia anyway)at 8:00 a.m. SO, that left ME to get all of the kids ready for church, prepare and teach our bible class (30 months to 3 years... heaven help me) and wrestle the girls through church by myself...
Well, I'm brave (and really ready to get out of the house), so I get everyone packed, dressed, fed and out the door by 8:30. I taught my class (it was AWFUL.... I had to get a parent because the little boy was just about hyperventilating and I felt so badly for him... the others were just straight up out of control)... and by the time I got the kids from their classes, they had already started. Well, I'm telling you at Hoover Church of Christ, these folks like their aisle seats! Just kidding... not really. But most of the aisle seats were taken when I drag in carrying 4 bags and three kids... I seriously looked ridiculous I'm sure. Well, let me go back... I was uber stressed trying to get it all together when we left home, so I told Adelaide (4) and Lucy (2) that they could pack their own backpacks (their bags were a reward for staying in their rooms until 7:00... I'm not above bribery) as long as nothing made noise (last week they packed harmonicas without me noticing). So, when we sat down, they immediately go to unpacking their bags and digging in to the fun stuff they brought... and guess what Lucy packed!!! Her boots! That's all!!! Hehe!!!
So, she didn't have much in terms of activities... and I was feeding Julianne her bottle during the Lord's supper so I've got my hands full when Adelaide and Lucy are sitting with their arms around each other... acting very sweet. Lucy in a normal volume for outside... not the Lord's supper, says, "Adelaide, I love you." Adelaide: I love you, too, Lucy. Lucy: I pooted.
This is when we got up and went to the nursery for the remainder of worship. I tried and I consider it a victory... not a wasted effort!