My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Just for the record… in the next three days, these are the festivities expecting some sort of contribution from me:

One preschool party

One synchronized swimming party

Three elementary school class parties

Three spanish fiestas

One church pot luck dinner, plus trunk-or-treaters

Regular trick-or-treaters

Not to mention that I have six children hoping for best-ever Halloween costumes, which I have yet to round up.  And we’re supposed to decorate our trunk.  And Saturday morning is swimming team pictures.  And we have tickets to a play on Saturday afternoon.  And family pictures this weekend, which requires that all children have a pair of jeans with no holes, all on the same day.  And tonight is my turn to cook dinner for three families, and then we have Cub Scout pack meeting.  And I have a sick baby.

And  now I have a headache.


  1. That is so serious are one organized lady...I wish I had a whole trunk full of costumes for you!

  2. can you be a family of bumbs?
    Actually there was a family dressed all in goth and it was a riot! The husband had a spike dog collar and a purple mohawk.. and sleeves that looked like tatoos. and the mom was dressed in black with ratty braids.. kids even down to baby dressed in black and such... too too funny. (cuz normally they are so straight laced!)
    Also a NERD family... very funny. (except: I didn't realize the dad had "dressed" along.. he looked normal to me.. sad to say.)
    Then our family.. (um) we just came from hockey-- so the kids had their jerseys on..does that count as a costume?? They sure smelled like real hockey players.

  3. Hey Christi, i found your blog on Leah's! I feel like i have a headache reading all your to-do list too! :) good luck with getting them all! you can do it! have a happy halloween :)