Monday, February 28, 2011

Piti Guns (And a Desperate Plea for Help)

So, it's been a week since I managed to blog.  It's been roughly a week since Michelle left and I started easing back into the real world.  Lemme tell you, life in the real world? With four kids, ages five and under? It's not as fun as you'd think! I know, shocking, right?

Grandpa Kenny is here, and along with "fold nineteen loads of laundry," I have "sort through the four thousand pics I took of him and the kids and edit the good ones and scrapbook them and get them on the blog." I mean, seriously.  I LITERALLY do not understand how I'll ever be caught up on anything ever again for the rest of my life.  Grandma Jane comes this Thursday, and as long as there's another grownup  in the house, I at least feel safe, I feel like probably no one will die or be injured too severely or anything dramatic like that.  But she leaves on the 16th, and I just don't know what to do.  I'm short of breath just thinking about it.  How do I get up, get out of bed, brush my teeth, get the kids breakfast, get them dressed, pack the big kids' lunches, get everyone in the car, AND TAKE CARE OF A NEWBORN???!!!

Holly? Robin? Anyone else out there with too many kids? How do you do it? And I don't just mean in a philosophical, pondering-the-meaning-of-life sort of way, I mean literally, what are the logistics? How do you physically accomplish the day to day tasks?

I bet step one is: stop spending so much time on the computer.  Yeah.  I'll get right on that guys.  Thanks for the tip.

Anyway.  Here's some (unedited) pics from Sunday, we drove around the south end of the island, but before we did that, Nick and the kids and Grandpa Kenny hiked up to Piti Guns.  Mama and Daisy stayed in the car, eating a bottle and reading Matched, this new (young adult) book I just started.  So far, not overly impressed.

I LOVE this shot.  Just love love love it.

I also love this one.  But not as much as the one with all the kids.
I set the camera on RAW, in the hopes that I would magically be able to fix that over exposure business that's making everyone bright white, but alas, I cannot figure it out.  I found the "exposure" toggle, but when I fiddle with it, what I want to happen is NOT what happens.

That's my daughter.  Riding the gun.

Oh, I did have time for ONE teeny tiny edit.  I cropped Ava so I could zoom in on her.  Now, in reality, she actually has her father's warm, happy, outgoing personality.  But, without knowing her, just looking at this picture- wouldn't you think she's just like ME?!?!?!?  Minus the silly bands.  I'm way too cool for silly bands.
All right.  Maybe tomorrow I can post the other eight hundred and eightteen pictures we shot on Sunday.  You think I'm joking? I'm not.  We actually shot eight hundred and eighteen pictures.  I weeded it down though.  Don't worry.  And technically, it was only four hundred and nine, because when you shoot in RAW, it saves two pictures.  But still.

And I'm dead serious about the advice, guys.  I need some help.  I don't know what to do, how to feed the baby and get everyone dressed and load the dishwasher and brush my teeth.  And I haven't even begun to THINK about what happens at the end of the month when I'm a single mama again.  Oh Lord. Better start your prayer chains now ladies.

1 comment:

  1. I'm praying cause I got no advice. When Sadie was a baby the other ones were just in preschool so if we could drag our butts there we went. If I couldn't get it together, we didn't go. But for a couple of hours with only one child, I usually kicked it into gear and got it done! I have no idea how. Jesus in Heaven felt sorry for me, so I'll pray.