By The Numbers

20: Approximate number of diapers I change in a 24-hour period (well, the Jellyman does about half of the ones that occur while he’s home….)

51: Number of minutes since my parents left with Raisin, who is spending the night at their house.

3: Number of projects I have started since then.

0: Number that are anywhere near being finished.

6 kajillion: Number of times I have thought, “You know, when you were 20, you wouldn’t have thought that doing laundry, vacuuming*, and caring for two 3-month-old babies was an afternoon off.”  (But it is.)

Infinity: Number of times I’ve uttered the following phrases in the last three months: “Just a minute.”  Hold on.”  “I’ll be right there.”  “I’ll take care of it as soon as I change your sister’s diaper/feed the babies/take out the trash.”

6:30: Latest Raisin will generally stay in her bed, no matter how late she was up the night before.   Tomorrow, I will not be getting up at 6:30.  (When I worked in an office, I had to get up way before that.  Somehow it seems a lot earlier now….)

2: Number of months it took me to figure out that it’s not “Kunta Cave,” but “cool, dark cave.”  She got the phrase from a book, and she is severely disappointed that I took so long to get it.

*Do I get credit for vacuuming even if the Roomba is doing it?

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About Grape

I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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5 Responses to By The Numbers

  1. Kim says:

    I vote that you absolutely get credit for vacuuming. Hooray for a “day off”! Enjoy!

    oh, and I LOVE that Christmas song; I wish it was played more often during the holidays.

  2. Anything that gets crap off of the carpet counts as vacuuming (even if it’s your dog).

  3. Becky says:

    I’m with you on infinity. As soon as I can get the kids to work the vacuum, I’m never touching it again.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Oh my god, that totally counts as vacuuming. Even if it’s in a cool, dark cave.

  5. K. says:

    Yes you get credit, even if Roomba is really the one doing the work. You started Roomba didn’t you? So there.

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