Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Blood & Fire & Nanny Service

Nothing like those two combos in a single day.  But hey, in Chaos Manor, anything is possible. 

 Nik came to me dripping blood.  Looks like he's studying it.  Notice we never finished that paint job on the door frame.  Blue painter's tape is a nice added touch.  Don't worry, Nik was no worse for ware.  

 Doesn't even look real but it is.  When his nose bleeds, it bleeds a lot.  This was just the after effect.   He and Max have this same issue but no idea why.  Never forget when Max was first home & it happened to him while in the car w/ Warren on the way to work.  Kid is screaming, Warren looks back in the mirror & sees a kid covered in blood.  He had no idea what had happened.  Lucky there wasn't an accident on I-40 that day.  After that, we were never scared w/ the amount.  Just kind of weird it's him & Nik. 

Obviously, I did not catch the fire part as we were too busy putting it out.  Nik came along and decided we were not going fast enough w/ the tacos and he wanted to help by getting things ready.  He put the torilla shells on the stove....still in the plastic.  You can take it from there.  He really had no idea what he had done.  Oh well.  Lesson learned.  

It's Tuesday and been a very hectic day.  Glad it's half way through.  Still a ton to do.  Main thing now is finding a driver for our return from the airport.  It's at 12:46 am on the 21st.  Know of anyone, please send them our way.  We have a driver for there.  

Main issue we have right now is finding a sitter.  Feel like Steve Martin on Cheaper by the Dozen.  Today's phone conversation.  Nanny Service:  How many kids do you have?"  Me:  7  Nanny Service:  "How many again?(as if she'd heard me incorrectly)."  Me:  7.  Nanny Service:  "phew."  Nanny Service:  "Do any have special needs?"  Me:  "Yes, but it's not really a big deal."(trying to downplay any thought she had)  Last Nanny Service we had come to the house, we had 5 kids.  Obviously, much younger back then.  They at first thought they'd need 2 nannies for the 5 kids.  I told them if me as 1 person can do this job then them as professionals can do this job w/ 1 as well.  Lady said the kids were fantastic!  They always are when we are gone.  Kids behave better when parents are gone.  It's this honeymoon phase w/ a new person.  So, we're on a dire hunt for a sitter while we're gone.  I'm running out of time.  It's crazy.  Didn't need the added stress.  I know it will work out but still not easy.  Suggestions for people, please let me know.  Thanks.  Got to go.  Redoing child abuse check forms this evening.  Oh, did I mention that I can't find my I-800A?  Still looking. 

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