Monday, October 08, 2007

Birthday Season

It's Birthday Season at my house. I had enough forethought during my child-bearing years to have my kids in the consecutive months of October, November, December and January. It's especially convenient now that this is not only the Holiday Season for the Western World, but also Soccer Season for our family. (I LOVE soccer, it's my favorite thing. I'm sure glad I let all FOUR kids sign up this year--although 6 days a week is just NOT enough. I wish there were more days for MORE soccer!)

The first birthday of the season is a week from today, but her party will be this Friday. 12 girls at my house for a pizza and movie night. We're going to watch "Little Manhattan." (Great movie, I highly recommend it.) Best thing about it is that as I type my kitchen is being demolished! Tonight I'll have to paint behind where the new cabinets will go, once I get back up the hill from soccer, and Larry will need to do a little electrical work. The cabinets will be installed (with plywood counter-tops and a temporary sink) tomorrow and Wednesday, meaning I have Thursday to reload my cabinets. Thursday evening is a PTA meeting and Friday morning I have smARTS until noon.

So, I ask, When do I clean? The Birthday Girl's room is a disaster! (As are the others' for that matter.) Don't forget all of the soccer and a horseback riding lesson. Larry also invited the missionaries to dinner Tuesday--very nice. Plus I have acupuncture on Thursday morning, chiropractic that afternoon, and I am really hoping to get in a yoga class sometime since I missed last week.

Well, I actually have a small reprieve--I was telling all of this to the woman who cleans my bathrooms this morning, and she has a spot on Friday to come help me mop, dust, vacuum, etc. That, I think, will be my saving grace.

Remind me please, in my next life, to have my kids in the summer.

2 fishy comments:

Jenn said...

OK, I was reading slooooooowly through that first paragraph, thinking, "Is she SERIOUS? It sounds so OVERWHELMING!" and couldn't quite make up my mind until I got down to the rest of it.

I did the same thing... my first 4 kids were born in Feb, Mar, Apr, and May (though not in that order), and then you have to toss in Valentines, St Pat's, Easter, Spring Break, Mark's birthday (not to mention several family birthdays of people who DON'T live in my house), and Mother's Day between them. I also refer to it as "Birthday Season" and am just running nonstop throughout it.

I thought it was great that my last one's birthday is in Nov... until I realized that it's just days before Thanksgiving, which is closely followed by my own birthday, Christmas, and New Year's - which are closely followed by "Birthday Season." :0|

Good luck with the party!! I hope it goes well, and that you're able to find time to get everything in order. I hope the kitchen installations go quickly and smoothly, LOL!!

Lolli said...

I have December and January birthdays in my house, and I can certainly agree that March, May and June have been a whole lot easier to handle. :)