Thursday, December 6, 2012


 It is looking like this might actually work. The in-home care is going to send two care-givers at a time. One to work with James and one to work with Missy.  Our tentative schedule looks like 2 hours Monday, Thursday and Friday. They'll keep them in their usual routine as much as possible. They will do homework, and household chores with them. She even said the care-givers can do our laundry.

HA! Like a dream come true!!!
Who would have ever thought??!! 

I'll keep it to the twins laundry and they can work with the kids on folding their own and putting it away. I had to show the lady the kids rooms. They do make their beds as I require, but we found Mount Everest of Jeans and shirts. Funny how that kid wonders why there are no clean jeans in his drawer often, but he won't take his dirty clothes to the laundry room without a crisis to prompt him.

Yesterday he was all proudly selling his eggs to the choir kid's moms.  The first lady bought two dozen and I told him that would be $4 and I went about my business. After that he sold to everybody else at $4 - no matter how many or few they bought. 

I'm still laughing. 


Mama Ds Dozen said...

Yeah for in-home care. Wow! Homework, Chores, Laundry. Someone else to tell them what to do and how to do it. So thankful for this for you.

rachel said...

Some of my children would qualify for this but I just haven't been able to make myself do it. I'll "watch" you and see how it goes, maybe I'll change my mind. Don't the children mind having to stay with the caregiver? My kids are constantly interacting with me and I just can't quite figure out how this would work.

angela ford said...

Well, it will be interesting to see how it pans out. They do interact with me. In fact, they say, "Mom, mom, mom, mommy!' about every 5 minutes between the two of them and they interrupt each other constantly, so, it is going to be interesting to see how it works. The reason I'm trying it is because I feel like just getting through the basics takes so much energy - brushing teeth for example is such a major event three times a day, that I am lacking in the more important areas.... cuddles and bedtime stories and memory verses and all of that because I'm so shot I'm headed to bed first chance I get. I'm hoping the caregivers take some of that off of me so I can concentrate on what matters most about being a mom.