one good stink deserves another….

Lying in bed this morning, I had a spectacularly naive thought….the baby is just over two months old, maybe this is when things start feeling a bit easier…. (insert eye-roll)

9:30am, finish donating 75% of my breakfast to the kids.  …because for some mysterious reason, my oatmeal tastes much better than theirs.

10 30am, we’ve completed tidying the kitchen 3 times….Elise likes to empty cupboards.  nuff said.

10 40am We head to the basement, for some rainy day play.

10 50am, I smell something horrendous, and wonder why I feed Elise pickles….  I suddenly realize it’s not Elise… it’s the contents of our local sewer.  which is now running through our basement.

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11 30 to 11 40 am, many frantic phone calls to the hubby, to figure out what I should do…

11 50am I am finally on the phone with a plumber.  I happen to also be juggling the nursing newborn and a toddler who believes I am the trampoline.  I thank my God in Heaven that Caleb was quietly playing horsey.  But he would occasionally take a little break to accompany me to the basement of many smells; to assess whether more sewer was coming in or if the smell was indeed getting worse.

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12, We had bacon for lunch, because of course the smell of bacon could cover the smell of the sewer running through our basement.  right??

12 15, I swear the smell is getting worse. ….but just on the off chance, I check Elise’s diaper…. of course …she has bad case of diarrhea.

12 17, leave Elise to run around naked for 5 seconds while I get a new diaper and outfit. Pee. all. over. the. floor.

12 22….7 wipes, 4 paper towels, and an outfit later… we’re all a little happier.

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12 30, I notice paw prints on the floor…  of course the dog had been out. and tracked mud through the house.  Leaving me a Hansel and Gretel style trail.

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12 47… I start to wonder, had the dog made it to the white couch yet?? ….oh yeah… he was happily sitting right in the corner.  But before settling into his spot, he  (of course) walked over the whole couch, just to make sure.

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12 48  The dog had a time out on the back door rug, until I could clean him up.

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1 30pm Time to start stress baking…  Since it had been a tonne of messes today, I thought why not let Elise try baking brownies for the first time.  Might as well.

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She loved it!  And hardly made any messes.

3pm, We pulled these beauties out out of the oven.

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5pm, I grab some pizza crusts, top them with spaghetti sauce, cheddar cheese, feta, sundried tomatoes and loads of chopped baby broccoli.  Pop the 3 crusts in the oven, for 20 minutes at 400F.

5 30pm, we enjoy this deliciousness.

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6 30pm We end the day with brownies.  Because any day is better when it ends in brownies.  (even though it still smells like an outhouse in here….)

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