Monday, March 3, 2008

Stuff

I have been getting requests to post more. Well I think you will understand why I don't post that often. I have 4 boys. It's flu season, which means that at any given time someone will throw up. It's usually Carter. The flu also means bronchitis and coughs that last for 3 weeks. All of us have that cough. Baseball started. Jordan is on the minor A's. I am the team mom. Team mom does not mean "plan the snacks" anymore. It means meetings, fundraisers(at least 4), food planning, banner making, party planning, score keeping organization, coach's assistant, parent calmer and about 1000 emails a day. Seriously. It alsomeans either a game or practice every day. Jordan is also doing scouts. Andrew is doing art classes, which really only entails my driving skills. Also he has cub scouts, which involves keeping up. I also have Clay. I am also potty training a 3 year old, who refuses to use the toilet. I know they say when they are ready it will happen. Well I am ready. So it needs to be done. I also am in charge of teaching primary. So I need to have entertaining lessons for about 40 kids every Sunday. I am also planning the Primary Talent Show. I am planning it will the 11 year old boys. I keep having to remind them that security and hand cuffs are not necessary to control the small children. I also have to do the ward Easter Egg hunt. We will be out of town for it, but it all has to be ready and organized before we leave. And, I also have Clay. The End. (oh wait. I know that you are thinking where is Frank. Frank helps a ton, but he also works 7 days a week right now. ) Did I mention that I have Clay?

7 comments:

Fausett Family Facts said...

Wow...I sometimes miss all that but after reading your blog it makes me appreciate my free time. Hang in there girl. love ya!!

kjohnson said...

Hmmm, I too would love to hear from you more, but I'd also like you to keep your sanity. How do you do it? Sorry to hear that Frank's working so much. Where are you going for Easter? Fun plans?

Kelly said...

At least Clay is really cute.

Trish said...

Yeah, Kelly, it's probably the only thing keeping him alive!

Kristen--you ROCK! I thought I had reason to stress, but you definitely take the cake. I think four boys with a Clay means your cathedral will be bigger than everybody else's! Any mom with little girls will come to pay homage to the woman raising future full time missionaries. I got dibs on Drew baby for Zoe... eight years isn't too far of a gap is it?

Melissa and Ryan said...

Wow, it sounds like your schedule is absolutely insane! Kudos to you for taking on all those huge tasks. I think if I had to do even one of those things I'd be totally stressed out right now!

Betty said...

Yeah, um hi. I am raising girls, and I've met those future missionares. Just kidding. I love them all. Even Clay sometimes. By the way Trish, I have dibs on the Kapele boys. Maile is betrothed to Andrew. Ellie to Jordan, Lily to Clay and Macy to Carter. I had to do it that way because Macy is the 4th girl and Carter only likes things that are 4th.

Chastain Family said...

I do not have the patience that you have!