6:45 am Receive call that in-home daycare is closed due to illness
6:50 am Email several contacts at work to arrange for full day absence
7:30 am Get boys dressed, fed and ready to leave for the dentist
8:30 am Two boys in dental chairs, no waiting
8:35 am Work calls my cell phone
8:50 am Make good use of time in dental reception area-- complete ridiculously expensive private school application
9:10 am Follow-up appointments made while boys squeal with delight at the funhouse mirror. Every dental office should have one of those.
9:15 am Drive to preschool; Work calls my cell phone
9:30 am Drop off boys at the best school ever--boy,
9:45 am Run into Target to look for clearance tagged sweater; no luck
10:20 am Tour more affordable private school; not terribly impressed.
11:00 am Head to another Target store; find sweater and $40 worth of additional items I didn't know I needed
11:35 am Pick up party rental brochure from park district. February is just around the corner.
12:00 pm Pick up boys at preschool; have I mentioned how much I love it here?
12:15 pm Order lunch at the hot dog place everyone raves about; not terribly impressed.
1:00 pm Home for naps
1:03 pm Work calls my cell phone
1:20 pm Go online to research more kindergartens even though I've already spent months doing this
2:00 pm Create elaborate spreadsheet to compare specific school features
3:00 pm Cross several schools off list; continue to scour the web.
3:30 pm Find the perfect, affordable kindergarten for H--a first grade classroom two towns over
3:40 pm Decide my first choice was best after all. Wonder how one takes out a 2nd mortgage.
4:00 pm Realize that I'm back where I started. Log off and play Legos.
4:35 pm Watch Arthur and Wild Kratts because I'm just that tired.
5:10 pm Feed two dogs and two children. Meatloaf, Macaroni Cheese and M&Ms (maybe I'll teach kindergarten next year). Forget to serve vegetables.
5:20 pm Wonder if I should go back online; I could have missed something
5:21 pm Realize that I can't possible think about kindergarten anymore tonight.
5:22 pm Liam complains that his neck hurts. Worry that he has Meningitis. Go back online after all.
5:39 pm Liam fine. Think about locking myself in the bathroom anyway.