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!