I was texting my sister the other day. In the time she sent a text & I replied (actually just pressed send to my already written response) I did the following:
Refereed a fight between the 3 year old & 5 year old;
Rescued Baby Dunk from the toppling toy shelf;
Found toy cars with wheels for Baby Dunk (harder than it sounds);
Realized Baby Dunk cut his foot;
Applied pressure, stop the bleeding & tried to figure out (1) how he got cut and (2) check to see if there’s glass in it while he thrashed & screamed;
Looked for the Baby’s pacifier & managed to find it on the floor;
inserted pacifier into screaming Baby’s mouth while simultaneously refereeing another fight between the two older kids and sending the five year old into another time out.
I tried to call Hubby who was out with the dogs; waited holding screaming Baby Dunk; forced Hubby to restrain kicking screaming Dunk while I checked for glass & applied a band aid.
I then left Baby Dunk with Hubby while I hung wet laundry to dry.
Then sat down & sent the text to my sister. And wrote this post.