Calm Amongst the Chaos

Mama of 5 seeking calm in the chaos

Andrew has been out of town since Wednesday, I joked to him on the phone “you haven’t been gone this long since I kicked you out” I paused and he laughed. Sometimes my jokes are “too soon” but he laughed. It sucks when your hubby is gone, and you don’t want him to be. He’s been working his tail off in Greer. My parents have a lot of property, including the town store they just took over, that needed a lot of work. Insurance was paying for it to get the smoke damage out so they decided since the place was cleaned out it was time to extreme make over it and that is where he has been, working with my family while I am holding down the fort here.
I know there are single mama’s everywhere and I give you so much props. Especially if you are doing it alone with a special needs child. I had to go to the post office and had to load up the whole crew and it isn’t like just jumping in the van and everyone buckling themselves in. But I am not going to complain, it is my life. It is just hot right now. 112 hot. Then I had a very looked forward shower I was going to go to and I had a sitter set to come and be with Lily and Oli and she didn’t show. So I had about 10 minutes to get everyone ready and loaded up. I felt like the Clampets showing up, but luckily the mama is my best friend so I know she doesn’t judge me as I show up and I have a clown car that kids just keep coming out from. Oh did I mention Andi had a play date that turned into a sleep over? Oh yeah that happened too.
Actually though the play date was the best plan ever! I am not kidding when I tell you I showered in a 4′ x 3′ shower with Andi and Oli. Andi was in my bed every night. Every time I went the bathroom I had Andi and Oli right there. I could have been blowing out the place and they would still be just right there. Just right there. But a play date meant Andi had someone to play with besides me and no one to fight with, poor Oli. I was starting to think it was an Andi Jane’s world and we were just living in it, so the extra child actually really helped!
We now all need to get up and ready for church which I am dreading, WE have nursery today, yet WE are not here so I have nursery. There are typically 8-12 walkers whom I LOVE, it really is my favorite class to work in, but I need some reinforcements, if you have 2 criers you are so doomed! I’m sure they will find someone to help me, but I’m also sure I will be dripping sweat by 12:15pm.
He comes home tonight this evening, if all goes to plan. I sure hope all goes to plan.

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