4am and I’m still wide awake. Sitting in front of me is a list of 40 things that I must get done before we leave. I have enough energy to start doing these things…..but I have sleeping children and I do not want to wake them up. So, it’ll have to wait.
I sit here waiting for the first child to wake up for the day so I can get started on what needs to be finished for this move. The problem with all of this lies in the fact that once I get too tired, I get irritable and agitated easily. I’m tired, but my mind won’t shut up about all the things I need to get done. I want to be doing them NOW! not later….
I have all the kids clothes sorted for the trip and packed. I cleaned up the entire kitchen (we’ve been using paper and plastic) and I’d start cleaning the fridge, but there’s no room in our outside garbage cans until the garbage man comes in the morning. I wish he’d come at 5am like most garbage people, but no, ours shows up sometime around 10am or 11am.
All the other work I have to do is in the bedrooms where the kids are asleep. Somehow I managed to sneak into the girl’s bedroom, gather up all the clothes and sneak out without waking a soul. Thank God! The boy’s room has nothing in it, so that room is completely done. I could go clean the bathroom, but there is a sleeping child on the floor next to her Daddy and I don’t want to disturb her. I could shut the door and then no one would hear anything….hmm….that’s a thought and another task checked off of my list, which leaves more time for other things to get done.
I decided sometime around 2am that we needed a diaper bag. We don’t have one and it’ll be easier to pack all of Emmie’s toys, snacks, juice, an extra sippy cup, a change of clothes, diapers and wipes into one bag rather than having to take 2 or 3. Then M&M would only need two bags herself. One for her formula, bottles and water and the other for toys, diapers and wipes. We’ll be riding in separate cars, Emmie with me and M&M with Hubs.
Well….I guess I’ll go clean up the bathroom and then try to get some sleep. The kids start to get up sometime around 7am……Hubs will go to Wal-Mart in the morning for the diaper bag, formula and zip lock bags for me to put all mine and Gitty’s medications in and then I’ll get started on getting the rest of everything boxed up for the trip! Thank God my Dad has a camper!