David has been gone for three days... six more to go, and the exhaustion is beginning to kick in.
So far things have gone fairly smoothly, accept for a little pooping incident (or five) yesterday between Super D and I:)
I have undertaken a few special "projects" while David is gone, but they are surprises, which I can reveal here, after he has been informed!
Mostly I am just missing adult interaction, I called David several times today, I had nothing to say, I just wanted to listen to someone who wasn't discussing forts, dinosaurs, poop, or guns.
Tomorrow we are headed to the aquarium, two adults and seven children, that's probably not a good idea, but again, there will be another adult there, and that sounds great!
I did get a large ego boost on Friday when I successfully took all four of the kids to Costco by myself! But there are several things I have yet to figure out...
1. How do you exercise with four children?
It would cost me $15 per time to go to our rec center! (That's $4 for my punch card entrance and $2.50 per child/hr.) for only 1 hour of exercise, if I wanted to do anything besides run I would be paying $20 each day! I am quickly gaining weight (which might have to do with all the Dr. Pepper i am consuming to stay awake:) but I can't figure out how to exercise! I am trying to imagine myself running on the path... I get a double stroller, and then have Tre ride his bike, and D run along side of me? Oh wait, D doesn't run that fast and Tre can't ride a bike, so I would need a quadruple stroller! And then it'd be so heavy I couldn't run! What do I do? Resign to being fat for a few years?
2. How do I get them all ready, and out the door, and leave the house somewhat orderly by 8 am twice a week?
Nugget and Lulu have visits twice a week and we have to leave our house at 8 am. This is a disaster, and my house is even worse for the wear than we are!
3. Can I make myself less of a spectacle?
Everywhere I go I feel LOT"S of people just staring at me... I think I am going to make a shirt that says... "This is my in home daycare"!