Well, today has been a mixed bag. It was an incredibly bad day for my sciatica. I could not do anything all day. The kids of course took full advantage and made about 5 times their usual share of messes, all compounded because I wasn’t picking up after them each time. Jireh was the queen of mischief today. She had 2 accidents on the carpet after taking off her diaper. She got into the refrigerator, opened the cranberry juice, poured some into her sippy cup, replaced the cap and put the juice back in the fridge, and brought it upstairs without spilling it. She also poured some into Miriam’s cup without spilling any. Then Miriam spilled hers all over the carpet. When I went down to give the kids dinner, I found an entire quart of half and half (just opened yesterday) all over the floor, empty container and all. Then of course Soren made a mess of food all over the floor during dinner.
I was really frustrated, mostly with the fact that I couldn’t move without the horrible shooting pain in my legs, and after dinner I told the girls they would have to help me out. They helped me unload the dishwasher, sweep the floor (they swept into the dustpan and dumped into the garbage), and then I gave Jireh some Windex and Miriam the mop and they literally mopped the floor for me. They did a good job too! Jireh even washed the windows and booster seats! The little helpers were too cute for mere words so I took pictures, but I apologize that they are not wearing clothes. That was one other thing I did not stay on top of today, although I promise they were dressed more than once today!