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Tuesday Fly - Flying with sleep in our eyes

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TheMadHouse Tue 02-Sep-08 08:35:54


pick your babystep

TheMadHouse Tue 02-Sep-08 08:38:51

I am so tired I feel physically sick sad DS1 was up at 4.30 and he went in and woke his brother up too. Managed to get DS2 back to sleep, but DS1 has been a little monster. Throwing his drink etc

I am dressed, but they are not. I will crack on once I have managed a cup of tea.

Where am I going wrong?

EustaciaVye Tue 02-Sep-08 08:39:30

Morning all. Back later

EustaciaVye Tue 02-Sep-08 08:40:26

TMH - you are trying to do too much after recent surgery. Forget the housework today. Chill with the kids. Let them watch tv all day if needed.

TheMadHouse Tue 02-Sep-08 08:44:20

EV Wish I could, but things go from bad to worse without some dort of physical activity in their day. Boys need to have their energy run out of them.

Nevermind DS1 is at Preschool next week and mums and toddlers all start again too

lucysmam Tue 02-Sep-08 08:55:15

morning ladies!

Mad lol@ your title but I know exactly what you mean this morning! My lo has been up since about 5am after not going to sleep until 9pm n is soooooo whiney now it's unreal. I agree with EV you should chill, take them somewhere you can sit and watch n they can run round like loons for a while.

EV good morning smile

I have lots to crack on with today, we're all fed and washed, just got to get dressed.

Then my list is as follows:
~strip big bed (again!)
~wm on
~walk to netto
~call in at dr's for pill prescription
~co-op to pay n-power
~wm should be finished by the time that's done so washing out
~ebay more stuff
~start working on next week's shopping list trying to stick to budget hmm
~oh to put yet another coat on back hallway
~OU End of Course Assessment to type
~ring asda, money's not back in bank like they said it'd be
~make pudding for tonight's 'date' wink wink
~play with lo for an hour without getting distracted
~write list of where I need to go for what in town
~polish living room
~hoover throughout
~mission - don't have any of those rooms so my own mission for the day is clear the junk off the stairs

That looks a huge list compared to normal!!! Am off to get started & to the shops, Hope you all have fab days! bbl xx

sagacious Tue 02-Sep-08 09:20:35

Back from school run
Am soaked !

DD has been an absolute delight this morning shock She had an earlyish bedtime last night and the difference is amazing

(sorry I realise this is totally unhelpfull to the 5am crew! blush)

My to do list

Hoover rug
Pay dd's nursery bill
Clean inside windows
Check mission/zone (i've got lost!)

Back after tea

TheMadHouse Tue 02-Sep-08 09:23:26

Sag DS1 takes himself off to bed at 7 as he is so tired. He used to sleep till 7am, its only recently he has been getting up early.

I have dressed them and made another cuppa
porridge is cooling

I am going to take them to a park

sagacious Tue 02-Sep-08 09:25:42

Park a good idea mad hope you're feeling better.
I'm just getting them back to normal sleeping patterns
What with the summer holiday they've been going to bed at 9pm some nights...Not Good

RubyRioja Tue 02-Sep-08 10:17:23

Oh poor Mad. Can you make them pretend to be dogs all day and feed them in bowls then throw sticks for them to fetch? Not saying your boys are dogs, but it was my nephews favourite game and wore him out.

I think he was Sandy the labrador mostly.

It is raining buckets here so am delyaing lunchbox shopping trip and plan to potter. Can do big clean when dds are in school. It may acutally have an impact then!

ludaloo Tue 02-Sep-08 10:41:07

Morning all...just a quicky so I can find you all again smile

Have a house full this morning, two sets of friends are comming to play any minute now so I'm hoping the sun comes out then they can play in the garden!

Catch you in a bit smile

grouchyoscar Tue 02-Sep-08 11:08:39

Morning ALL*

Hope you get some rest.

Lucy Wow huge list, take it steady

Waves to Ruby EV and Saga

Overslept this morning as I woke up at 3 with stuff swirling round my head. Even listening to World Service didn't help. Must have conked out and didn'gt wake til 7:30

Panic Stations!

Up and showered
S&S bathroom
Draw curtains upstairs
Down for breakfast
Up to get Ed ready for school
Take him to school
Put shower curtains into soak
Tidy kitchen hotspots
Start jam making
Empty DW

Aggghhh the c ats have just monstered a milkbottle, glass everywhere, better deal with it

tigger32 Tue 02-Sep-08 11:28:20

Morning everyone

Hope those of you up early manage to get a rest at some point today!!

Managed day 2 of getting up early but didn't get as much done today!

Still got to mop floors (from yesterday) blush

hot spots
3rd load into wm

Have a garden full of kids at moment and our trip to soft play has just been cancelled (friend poorly)so may get rid of kis=ds and play some games with ds1 while ds2 sleeps.
Last day today before school sad

tigger32 Tue 02-Sep-08 11:29:36

kis=ds means kids blush

bythepowerofgreyskull Tue 02-Sep-08 11:51:51


back on the wagon if there is space..

TMH hope you manage to take the boys out for a run.. my friend calls it exercising the whippets when she takes her twins out.. they need exercise..
will they let you have a quiet time this afternoon if they have been out?

Lucy'sMam Date!!!! cool hope all goes well smile
<waves to Sag, ludaloo, rubyrioja & GO>
Hi tigger - don't think we have met.. I am a slacker but hope to get back on it from today smile

Well have cleaned the kitchen
taken ds1 to have his hair cut
done some ironing
making lunch now
will do more housework this afternoon

DS1 has his first day at big school after lunch.. I have been a wreck for the last 24 hours.. taken as many pills as I am allowed..

Hope you all have a good afternoon

Shannaratiger Tue 02-Sep-08 12:19:44

Afternoon all

Major slacker here, I knew facebook was a bad idea. smile
Morning routine
cleaned bathroom.

I've actualy managed to upload a photo to my profile page shock
Sun is shining so when ds wakes up and has lunch we'll be off to the park, have to get them into school routine for Monday. [happy]sad

kittie envy at you studying psychology and forensics, much more exciting than the biology and education studies that I did. Education studies and psychology would have been a perfect combination.

Am off to make rousing(sp?) noises in ds's ear.
Have a good day everyone

Jas Tue 02-Sep-08 12:21:02


Back on the wagon fro me, too, I hope.

DDs both safely settled at school.

I got up this am to terrible rain and the realisation that I have left all our raincoats in Franceblush

I had to borrow a ladder at 8 am to go up into the loft for winterr coats to wear this morning, and stop at the shop on the way home this morning to buy cheap macs for future use.
I've also got veggie stew on the cooker for later.

While I have the ladder, I will try and sort all the stuff in the loft and bring down/put up as needed to last a few weeks, then try and do some actual FLYwork befor I have to go out again.

lucysmam Tue 02-Sep-08 12:42:49

hey again!

grouchy most of it's stuff that has been taken care of in one trip so not too bad.

Did have to take lo back to Dr's though to get checked over after they prescribed lactulose for her constipation ages ago.

I can't wait for tonight, just hope lo sleeps well for once! hmm off to make dessert in a mo . . .

Still to do off my list:
~ebay more stuff
~start working on next week's shopping list trying to stick to budget
~oh to put yet another coat on back hallway
~OU End of Course Assessment to type
~ring asda, money's not back in bank like they said it'd be
~make pudding for tonight's 'date'
~play with lo for an hour without getting distracted
~write list of where I need to go for what in town
~hoover throughout
~mission - don't have any of those rooms so my own mission for the day is clear the junk off the stairs

Hope kids are doing ok if they're back at school. I can't wait for new playgroup to re-open next week to give us somewhere free and 'exciting' to go while lo's dad's out at work.

Am off to crack on with the rest of my list after my cuppa, starting with yummy dessert which I promise not to devour before tonight . . . . yeah right!

scattyspice Tue 02-Sep-08 12:55:21


jas shock poor you!

Managed to get DS into school this am, he didn't want me to leave him (didn't like new teachers face hmm) but only a few tears (better than I'd expected).

I'll join the sleepy heads, DD was up 5 times last night! I have had 3 hrs sleep. (my new slepp routine is not going to plan as you can see hmm).

To do:
house bleugh

TheMadHouse Tue 02-Sep-08 13:14:34

Jas My DS2 is quite a large size two so if your DS is smaller I might have a eain coat I could pass on. It might need rewater proofing (we got one at eurodisney last year - DS1 passed it onto DS2 who has lasted all of 2 months in it). It is two to three.

Well - I got DS1s school schools and then took them to the park, all was fine for 30 mins and then DS1 had a hissey fit at DS2 and kept hitting him, so I dragged him back to the car and we came home.

He has refused lunch and is still in a major wingey mood.

DS2 is napping. I am going to try making some Dora fairy cakes with DS1.

I am going to activly try to positivly parent.

DH said he will try and leave slightly early to help with baths smile He is a fab daddy and hubby.

I just wish MUM and MIL would be a little more helpful, but hey ho

Jas Tue 02-Sep-08 13:21:33

smile Thanks TMH but ds is huge (and possibly a bit older than your ds2?) I got an all in one rainsuit from the charity shop recently for him (3-4 yr) to grow into, so I'll just put him straight into that.

I've got winter boots and trainers out of the loft for miss hand-me-down (dd2) and put a load of bed linen and stuff I never use (but dp wouldn't let me give away for some odd reason when I tried in the summer) up.

Now I just need to tidy uphmm

grouchyoscar Tue 02-Sep-08 13:46:23

I have 2 large bags of Ed's 3-4 and 4-5 stuff to part with. Was goin g to pass it on to a friend's kid but he is now refusing to wear hand me downs shock

Anyone interested? I'd rather pass them on to people 'I know' rather than put them in the oxfam bin

Jas Tue 02-Sep-08 13:51:43


Jas Tue 02-Sep-08 13:55:07

(That is me being interested in hand me downs, GO please)

DD2 doesn't wear dd1s old stuff any more (at almost 8) but that is because they have very different tastes now (dd1 dresses in mosytly boys clothes, while dd2 wears party dresses. I wouldn't be giving a small child the option of not wearing second hand stuff tbh, it is such a waste not to.

RubyRioja Tue 02-Sep-08 13:57:47

Must be the day for clear outs - have just pulled about about 6 outfits from dd2's wardrobe with ankle swinging trews. She was still wearing age 3 skirts (at 6) as so skinny, but school pinefores did look daft!

Have huge pile and will catelogue for loft storage when term starts. 3 dds is q cost effective. I have found asda £1 t shirts which have done all 3!

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