we are taking our annual pre-Christmas holiday next week and i've been so busy getting all my Tiny Eyes doll orders ready to take with me to sew (the place we will be staying at has no internet connection or TV so Nina's coming instead!!)
have you ever taken a pre-Christmas holiday?
i love it! i used to get stressed thinking i was way.too.busy to take a holiday at this time of the year, but now i love it because it forces me to slow down and not get too caught up in the silliness of the season and remember what's really important, that sort of thing :)
fancy a game of 'I SPY' to help your Friday come faster?
(this is what my living room looked like at 11:40pm last night (check the clock!). if you follow on facebook, you will know i didn't let myself go to bed until i had 5 dolls cut out and ready to sew - i did it!!)
the room switch is happening at a pace slower than my 3 year old telling me a story.(and that's slow).
currently Ty and Jada have moved into their spots but we're still hogging the spot reserved for the little boys.
certain remaining tasks require carrying heavy furniture so i patiently wait for the blissful combination of a free afternoon and some rippling biceps. it's a combination that's proving to be as rare as [insert your own witty example here. i tried but my brain is too tired for witty at 10pm]
thankfully, my 3 year old's story telling is developing my patiently waiting skills.
(bonus points if you spotted a kiddo in one of the pics)
and i know i missed 2 weeks of "Make my Week" (so hopefully i'm up to the right week??) and i know the last one i did was of an All Black doll (yawn?) but i promise i have been making stuff...i just want to wait a bit longer before showing you some of it! ooohh~~
(a new vintage transport themed quilt for the little boys new vintage transport themed area! hurrah~)
today was the first in about 10 days that i've had a chance to continue with the great room switch. two things i've noticed we have in excess: 1)stuff and, 2)dust. mmhmm.
the lack of switching opportunity was because we had swimming lessons every afternoon last week. my days looked like this: breakfast - school work - lunch - swimming - dinner - bed.
my mum must've mental-noted i was exhausted because she turned up yesterday with an armload of freezer food fit for a just-given-birth mama!! :)
i've begun vacuuming in the evening. it makes Morning-Dee so much happier (and Morning-Dee needs all the happy-help she can get!!). it also means there is one less chore to do before schooling the kiddos. win!
speaking of schooling...i always get a bit of a hurry curry in the final term - i suddenly realise there aren't any more buffer terms before the end of the school year and Yikes! have the kids learnt anything at all this year??!
JR has been appealing to lifestyle-property wives by making cuter-than-average beehives and selling them on trade me. want one? he can't keep up with the interest, so will now be selling them without the bees. hurrah, Christmas pocket money!
my poor bebe, gave himself a spectacularly deep gash above his eye this morning. it stopped bleeding and he stopped crying reasonably quickly and thankfully JR happened to be home (unplanned) to whip him into the Dr's to get it glued (yeoweech!) together again.
but it left me thinking - again - of my non-existent Emergency Exit Plan.
do you have one?
the thought of rounding up and appropriately dressing four kids, locking doors and grabbing essentials while applying pressure to a gaping, bleeding wound (or broken bone!) seems impossible to me!! and the ambulance scenario seems even worse - sending your injured child off while you round up the others? yikes!
please, please tell me your Emergency Exit Plan, or how you coped with multiple kiddos in an emergency.