Thursday, 9 October 2008

Dear Teacher.....

Please excuse Georgie from posting anything intelligent or worthwhile on her blog tonight. As you know, she has really good intentions, and signed up to Blogtoberfest in good faith, but after today she just doesn't feel she can deliver. Even with me here to help her out while Beloved is away for work, it's been a difficult day.

If the Pirate was asleep at his usual time of 7:30, instead of still bouncing in and out of bed like a jack-in-the-box for the last 90 minutes, then maybe she could have come up with something interesting.

If the Princess hadn't had an hour-long screaming session that started at the precise moment dinner was placed in the table, then maybe she would be in a position to string a few words together.

If she hadn't spent most of the day walking around the Plaza with me, waiting while I tried on clothes, trying to get the self-serve checkout at the LargeLetter store to work, patiently following me around the supermarket, and taking me to the yarn store (ok, ok, I didn't say it was all hard work!!), she might be in some sort of state to sit upright at the computer.

If she hadn't been woken three times in the night by the Princess, then four times by the Pirate before he finally climbed into bed with her and then took 95% of the available space while she clung to the remaining 5% and shared it with the cat, perhaps she might be able to relate an interesting anecdote about her day.

And I haven't mentioned the other tantrums, tidying, bathing, cooking and wrangling that has taken place today. Or the six, 45-minute breastfeeds that she's delivered since 6am.

So I'd appreciate it if you excuse her for tonight. I'm sure she'll be back at her best tomorrow night.

Yours,
Georgie's Mum.

16 comments:

Bells said...

I reckon the teacher will let you off. This time.

In the meantime, I'd like a go at sorting PJ. Reckon he'd listen to us? he he

bowerbirdz said...

Oh the joys of little ones... Good on you mum!

Michelle said...

But who was chucking the tantrums - Georgie or the kids?

BigCat said...

My goodness. It sounds like a week off is in order, not just a night.

Lynne said...

Sleep well, dear Georgie. You deserve it!

Monique and Tools said...

Hang in the george. Tomorrow is another day.

amy said...

Oy. Imagine all that without your mum there! One year Chris traveled monthly. He's been on a light travel schedule the past year and a half or so, but he's planning several trips for next year. Grand timing. Two wild boys and an infant. Reckon your mum will come help ME? :)

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

You forgot the one about the dog eating you homework.

cc said...

You're excused...now find a nice chair, lean back and relax for a few minutes. You deserve it.!!

Adele said...

Preach it sister!

TinkingBell said...

Oh yes - how well I remember - wait - it was YESTERDAY!

and the lullaby thing - the princess gets the lullaby I wrote and sing for her, silent night and 'the bad dream song (another on of my own construction) and has done every single night for over 2 years - destructoboy has the lullaby and the bad dream song every night for the last 3 months. before that it was 'I had a dog a little dog and Bingo was his name-O - every night for 3 months before that!

Kate said...

Good Lord. Stop typing and Go. To Bed. Sympathies. and feeling like I should go immediately there myself after reading that entry!

Taccolina said...

Oh, ouch. Hang in there!

Sophie said...

Did you need to forge your Mum's signature for that one, or was she so tired as well that she just signed where you pointed without looking?... Perhaps you should both relax!!

Linda said...

this cracked me up. just brilliant and I am exhausted just reading it!

lily40au said...

Too funny ... hopefully tomorrow will be better.