i am just writing a quick post to let the world know that today was a really good day and my kids are awesome. i do not often say things like this, so i am definitely keeping this for posterity ( i can see myself saying to them "on april 1 2009 i thought you were awesome. i even posted it for the world to see.") anyway, we had a busy, crazy productive day and the four little guys really were so well behaved i couldn't believe it! i haven't even broken out the "f" word once since 8:00 this morning!
at 9:45 this morning, i had a doctors appointment. we got there by 10 am (i didn't say perfect day, just a really good one), but the doctor decided to see me anyway (yay me!). jack, dennis, katie and cara were very well behaved. no fighting, no tantrums, etc. TWO different people even commented on how well they all listened! from the doctor's office, we went to the gym where i pay an extra $5.00 a month for babysitting (seriously, i took 4 kids, ages 4 and under to the gym with me. how's that for dedication?). they actually cried when we had to leave because they had so much fun in the play area. no complaints from the sitter and i didn't see one single fist fight on the little closed circuit tv that shows the playroom and hangs above the treadmills. from there i decided they could use a reward and we went to mc donalds. i even let them eat inside, no drive thru!!!! for some strange reason, this is the equivalent of going to disney for my poor kids. while in mickey d's they were so good! no fighting, no tantrums (see a pattern here) and they actually sat nicely at the table and...ATE THEIR FOOD (as opposed to telling me they are starving so i will buy them a happy meal where they then get a toy and proceed to play with it while not touching their food)! they didn't even make a mess. no spills or anything. they were even good at our final destination (cara's doctor appointment).
i was so proud of the whole little crew. when all of the senior citizens commented to me how good they were and how beautiful they are, i actually agreed with them today. maybe, just maybe, we are doing something right here after all!
ps - two of them are crying right now while dennis and jack fight over something and whip dishtowels at the girls while i try to type here and monitor thomas' homework and keep the other kids away from here. sigh...back to normal.