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The Immensity of FOUR

Four doesn't sound like a whole lot unless you're talking about children.  Children six years old and under.  When you are talking about four young children in a small house, for an entire weekend be prepared for little quiet, little peace and a lot of noise and yelling.  Not that it's all bad-- much of the noise is squealing with delight,  hysterical laughter and general joviality.  That stuff is okay.

It's the banging of toys and walls that is pushing me to the brink of sanity.  The whining, crying and screaming too.  The "she touched me!" and the "he took my toys."  The fighting.  The demanding. 

Say it with me, "AARRRGGGHHHHHHH!"

Right now all is well.  Andy is playing on the computer, doing reading exercises on the Odyssey wab page from his school.  Joey and Nathan are watching Bolt.  Again.  At least it's not Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, which has shown in my living room at least five times this weekend.  So far.  No kidding, either.  Lexi is in the bathtub.  She's banging on the walls loudly.  Wayne is going in to mention to her that that might not be a good idea.  

I'm planning to make a pot roast for dinner and mashed potatoes. 

In the meantime, Wayne needs to study up some technical thing for an interview he's having tomorrow.  It's a second interview and would be an awesome job so if you're the praying type, please say something on our behalf that things start to turn around for us.  I am trying to journal and title completed layouts from crops I've attended in the past 6 months and put them into appropriate albums along with writing my list of layouts for my 2009 album and uploading the appropriate photos to Shutterfly for storage and emailing. 

It's dark and gray outside.  My sanity is slowly returning.

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glass_lion
Jan. 24th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
"AARRRGGGHHHHHHH!"

crossed fingers for Wayne...
purplejuli
Jan. 24th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He is a nervous wreck...
sweetjezebel
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Hey you! Yes I finally decided to check in here again. Long time no read.

Wow is all I can say to that volume of noise. I could NEVER deal with that. It's why I hate working in the gym cafe, all the kids running around screaming going from one class to another (I work at the YMCA gym but once a week down in the snack bar) When I hear that level of noise I seriously get shakey & confused. That's not to say I don't like kids. My friend Dan has 4 kids & he somehow sold his soul to the devil to make them quiet. They're all quiet little cute robots. They probably threaten them within an inch of their lives to make them quiet but it works for me while I'm there visiting! :)

Pot roast sounds nice. Brent made herb roasted bone in turkey breast in the crock pot last night & served it with mashed potatoes & corn. Soooo good!

Keeping Wayne in my prayers. Are you guys both out of work or did I miss an update? Please fill me in!

xoxo
purplejuli
Jan. 24th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
We've been unemployed since August.
dallyonlj
Jan. 26th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
I hope the interview went well.
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