I’ve been making a tally of last night’s events. I think your work is leaving something to be desired, 5:55pm.
57 “I’m so hungry”s
4 “Look mummy, I’m a mermaid”s
12 scrag fight break ups.
1 phone call from husband alerting you to his “running late” status.
1 mermaid doll with her head bitten off.
2 screaming two year olds at the security gates.
2 pieces of fruit toast to appease said 2 two year olds.
1 boiling pot of water.
1 bowl of left over bolognese.
1 packet of kid’s fresh ravioli.
1 child with a lamp fetish.
3 kids at the dinner table.
2 kids inhaling dinner.
1 child refusing: “No, it’s gross!”
1 mother not caring: “Fine. Don’t eat then.”
1 mother giving up and giving the girl’s left overs to her brothers.
1 girl: “Where’s my pasta? I need my pasta!”
1 mother giving in – 1 bowl of weetbix prepared.
2 tired two year olds: “Bottle! Bottle!”
2 sippy cups, 2 sleeping bags, 2 boys cooperating.
1 closed door and a huge sigh of relief.
1 husband walking through the door to 1 very excited 3 year old girl.
1 girl, dressed for bed. 1 story to be read. 1 light to be switched off and 1 girl to rest her head.
I only anticipate 2 wake ups from the Two, 5 resettles for Roo and a 5am wakeup call.
So, 5:55pm – I think we need to address these issues. Decreasing the rate of screaming is high priority, as is ensuring no more children are subjected to Lamp-on-head syndrome.
I’ll talk to you at the meeting this evening, and see if you are making progress.