Caitlin and Deanne were sleeping, but Christof was having none of it, so I ended up leaving him in his new walker while Hetal and I got some sleep.
The next morning, Jin got a call from Ayden. He told her he got married, but he hoped that wouldn’t hurt their relationship.
She told him to take his money and shove it, and then hung up. Jin is an amazing woman. Sure, she’s a hideous old maid trapped into providing free child care, but she has principles!
Jin tried to pretend she wasn’t bothered and went to cook some dinner.
But you could tell it was on her mind.
Then again, she might just be a really bad cook.
This was not my and Hetal’s best moment, but we were desperate!
Sometimes Hetal is the only part of life that keeps me going.
Afterward, I finally got to take some time with Dinah. It’s been so long since I got to play with my sweet kitties.
And Jin ate her own cooking, since nobody else would. And Cheshire scratched up our good folding chair.
OK, this place was a pit, and we only had burned hot dogs to eat. It was time for me to step up and whip us into shape. First I cooked some dinner.
It was pancakes, which is all I know how to make. Everyone will eat it and like it.
Actually, it wasn’t too bad if I do say so myself.
Then I cleaned up the cat puke that had been sitting in the floor for a week.
Then I told Branden to GO TO BED. And to my shock, he did!
Meanwhile, Ayden called Jin again. She told him to shove off.
And then she passed out. This thing with her man really has her off her game.
But Branden got a decent amount of sleep and did 11% of his homework in the morning before dashing off to meet the bus on time. I will have to remember to tell him to go to bed more often.
We didn’t get much sleep, and I had to dash off to work. Hetal stepped up to take care of the kids.
She’s come such a long way from the independent woman who wasn’t sure she wanted to have children. Now she’s a great mom, and she’s about to be fired from her job! What a turnaround.
She even managed to actually read Branden that bedtime story he’s been begging for.
Jin just wouldn’t let go of the hot dog thing until she produced some we could eat.
Kitties! (I don’t have a segue, but who needs one of those anyway?)
Cheshire and Strawberry.
Peanut, Cheshire, Raspberry, and Plum.
Dinah and Raspberry.
I have such a wonderful kitty family.
Actually, I’m posting all that sweetness to distract myself by how lousy the evening was.
OK, look, I worked all day with no break, and the kids wouldn’t let me sleep, OK??
And then there was a golden moment.
Everyone was sleeping so peacefully AT THE SAME TIME.
Well, 6 out of 7 ain’t bad.
Passing out: 5 + 4 = 9.
Oh the fail, it makes you want to cry. But then there’s a baby and two toddlers. It’s pretty much what I expected.
That woohoo while Christof was in the room was totally autonomous, I swear!
While Branden was wandering around, refusing to sleep without a bedtime story, I noticed that Allison had a “Go to sleep” interaction with him. She used it, and he went to sleep! But I haven’t seen it since. I’m not sure what makes it show up.
Also, you should probably get an extra point deduction when the torch holder fails. :-p It’s pretty much what she said. She was moving from baby/toddler crisis to baby/toddler crisis that the idiots weren’t dealing with, and every time she tried to go to bed, a crying kid would wake her up. She actually went to work, and I think she even got promoted, but she couldn’t sleep THERE because there was an emergency and the fire truck was about to break down. I should’ve just left her at the fire house to get a little bit of sleep before throwing her back into the lion’s den.
Poor Allison. It will get better.
On the bright side, Hetal has a Faithful reputation, which is pretty amazing considering her LTW is Master Romancer. Allison must be doing something right.