Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday night timeline

Tuesday nights are a little crazy at our house. Bart has Beavers and Lisa has Brownies. They both start at 6:30 in different places, so getting them there is always kind of fun. Here’s how it all went down last night:

5:45 – Arrive home from work after picking up Maggie from daycare and Bart and Lisa from the babysitter’s. Start to get dinner ready while Bart and Lisa change into their uniforms.

5:55 – Maggie announces that she has had an accident. Take her upstairs to change her pants.

6:00 – Dinner is on the table. I set the timer for 10 minutes and tell the kids to EAT!

6:10 – Timer goes. Bart and Lisa spring into action (ha!) brushing teeth and washing faces. They put on their coats and shoes. Homer arrives home in the nick of time.

6:15 – I’m out the door with Bart and Lisa. Bart is still eating some of his dinner.

6:25 – Arrive at Brownies with Lisa. Confirm that there is adequate supervision and fly back to the car with Bart.

6:30 – Arrive at Beavers with Bart. Drop him off with his popcorn money and pumpkin-carving tools in hand. Chat briefly with my friend who is dropping off her Beaver.

6:40 – Stop in at the Dollar Store to get some Halloween decorations. The same friend is there doing the same thing.

6:55 – Arrive home to put up the decorations – a surprise for Bart and Lisa when they come home.

7:20 – Back in the car to pick up Bart.

7:30 – Pick up Bart at Beavers. He has carved a little pumpkin. I’m told it has an “invisible mouth”.

7:40 – Back home with Bart. I quickly help him put on his jammies.

7:45 – Back in the car. Homer wanted me to pick up a couple of things from the grocery store.

7:50 – Arrive at the grocery store – fly through and grab what I need.

8:00 – Pick up Lisa (and cookies!) at Brownies.

8:10 – Back home with Lisa.

8:30 – All three kids are in bed, heading toward sleepytown.

What did Homer do in this time? I’m glad you asked. He put on Dora for Maggie and had a little nap. But guess what? Next week, it’s his turn to do the driving!


Nowheymama said...

Wednesdays are our busy night. And that's just with one child in activities so far!

Pickles and Dimes said...

Gah, that's a lot of running around. It's great that Homer napped (not really for you, but you know). What time do you go to bed? Do you get a lot of alone time once the kids are asleep?

Chantal said...

That is nuts!!! I wouldn't have left Homer off the hook for the groceries (unless you guys only have one car and you had no choice) :)

Misty said...


So, tell me. How did you guys agree on this strategy rather than "divide and conquer?"

LoriD said...

One car.

Erin said...

Homer, living up to his name ;-)

HOLY CRAP that is a crazy night. I love the "invisible mouth." Bart is hilarious.

Jess said...

Parenting sounds a lot like wedding planning. It's all about organization and delegation!

Haley-O said...

Wow Wow Wow! That's nuts! Must feel so good when you finally get to bed....... I love my bed..... ;)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Yikes! You are supermom!
It kinda sucks having only one vehicle, hey? I miss having a second.

Mandy said...

PLEASE explain how the 7:50-8:00 time period is possible!!!