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5 Little Monkeys
03-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Hope everyone's Monday is going well!! I must have slept well last night as I actually have energy this morning lol.

I've done my food prep for the week....cut up the watermelon, strawberries, dragon fruit and canteloupe. Cooked pasta, perogies and sausages for meals throughout the week, added yellow/red/orange peppers and mushrooms to the spaghetti sauce and baked homemade biscuits for snacks.

I bought a new art supply shelf on the weekend and have transferred all that stuff and decorated the daycare for St. Patty's Day this morning. Going to do a quick St. Patty's day painting before lunch and then will be welcoming naptime!! haha.

Have a great day and week everyone! :)

03-03-2014, 11:29 AM
I wish I had your chipper energy! Lol. Which, for the record, I usually do!

But with both boys and hubby sick this weekend, there was little to no rest. I was looking forward to sleeping in a bit, but ended up at 5am each morning. Then today I woke up with a sore throat, which I am HOPING is just a one day thing!

Plus, pregnancy sleep (or lack of...lol) has started to kick in. Tossed and turned most of the night and then woke up with a pregnancy calf cramp. Oh, how I hate those! Lol.

5 Little Monkeys
03-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Hopefully it's just one day!!

I hate leg cramps so I imagine a pregnancy one is ever worse!! I just read your throw up thread too...poor you!!! Hope Tuesday is better :)

03-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Lol! Thanks 5 Little Monkeys! Fingers crossed. Only 7.5 weeks to go and leg cramps are over!! WOOT. Bring on the sleepless nights :)

03-03-2014, 01:17 PM
My Monday isn't the greatest but it could always be worse. I'm sick, full head cold, my oldest is home sick and one of my little ones decided that her nap would only be 45 minutes. It's too cold here to bring the little ones out so I'm stuck indoors which makes the day feel very long. I was just going to post about what others do when they're sick. Would love to hear your suggestions. I feel horrible as my energy is low and we do lots of free play, books and music.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday :)

03-03-2014, 01:24 PM
I am sick too. All but one of the daycare kids had the cold,cough,fever last week so every day I had a least one child off. I started feeling it Friday afternoon, now it is a full blown head cold complete with cough and fever. One of my daycare kids is still off, he ended up with a chest infection. I hope this week goes really fast, I am on holidays next week and I can't wait.

03-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Lets see, the kids have been great and are napping well. I on the other had pulled a muscle in my back on the weekend and then came down with the vomit bug. Thankfully that bug was short lived and now I am just dealing with the back pain. Can you come over to my house 5LM? It sounds like all is in order at yours LOL

5 Little Monkeys
03-03-2014, 01:37 PM
I'm sorry to hear that some of you are sick!! That was me last week...I closed Monday due to flu and than was open but had mild flu symptoms for most of the week. We had lots of free play and I think one art project which is not like me. Rest up and take it easy....the kids will survive with an easy week!!

It's also freezing cold here :( Soooo tired of it! I have also heard that this will be the new winter for us....so depressing! Thank goodness for pinterest and all those awesome ideas!

Mimi...I will be right over!! LOL. To be fair, Mondays and Tuesdays are my easy day with only 3 children. They are all napping and 2 will be gone at 330 and the other one shortly after 4 and tomorrow all 3 should be gone by 330 as well :)

03-03-2014, 02:06 PM
My Monday has been...well, a Monday. Dc brothers came in this a.m. and the 3 year old fell on my steps and is bleeding from his forehead, his little brother 1 year old starts screaming and carrying on because Mom and Dad are no longer holding him and need to attend to 3yo. Another Mom was dropping off and got caught in the middle of all this, thankfully she helped undress screaming 1yo. Then 3 yo ignores his body and soaks himself in my playroom. Not the first time and he will be off to school in Sept.(good luck teacher) Then other 3yo refuses to use toilet all day and wets in his pull up all morning. And now...3yo wakes up from nap bleeding profusely from his nose (no not the injured boy) there is blood in playpen, on blankie, on stuffie and on him. This is a day I would erase if I could. Thankfully my 2 1yo's are sleeping peacefully still. I really needed that nap for them today.

03-03-2014, 02:07 PM
Nice !! 5lm !!! We are doing a unit study on policemen and had a craft , made a police hat headband and a fingerprint painting on numbers like one fingerprint , 2 fingerprints ect and I woke up with a sore throat ! So I start talking and my voice goes from squeaky to non existent to trucker driver !! Ugh ! Ended up doing it one on one as no one could really understand me !!
I usually food prep when I make dinner but I'm going to try to get organized like that !!
I'm OCD in some areas but never thought to do that !!!

5 Little Monkeys
03-03-2014, 02:22 PM
madmom...that's a lot of blood for one day! Hopefully your day is ending soon? Side note, do mom and dad both drop off often? (I know, random lol. It just stuck out to me lol)

secondtimearound...I like to do a lot of cooking on Sunday for us and I have carried that over to my dc. I will either cook on Sunday or Monday during dc now that it's a slower day number wise. I also like to do all my fruit and veggie cutting on Monday so it's done for the week. Our basement is a suite so it works perfect for dc and I have a full kitchen down there but I still like to do most of my prep work all at once and then just mic the food or reheat on stove. My family used to own a restaurant so I have always cooked like that I guess. My kids are all 18 months to 2.5 so it's really easy and convenient to get meals and snacks ready quickly for them when needed. PS. doing fingerprints is a cute idea for a police unit!!

03-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Thank you ! It turned out cute !! A counting book 1-10 !!
I wish I had a kitchen downstairs !! I love cooking too ! I love when the family comes over !! My table sits 12 !! But I don't know why I haven't gotten too organized with prepping for the dayhome !! I'm trying to fit a workout in !! Lol

5 Little Monkeys
03-03-2014, 02:42 PM
I don't really enjoy cooking but I do like to do a lot of cooking all at once lol.

03-03-2014, 03:33 PM
Ah !!! Ok !!! Well you inspired me !! I made chicken cacciatore sp? For dh supper !! Cut up veggies and fruit for this week !!
The side fact , my husband had cooked bacon on the stove this am , and I prepared his meal as the smoke detector went off in the middle of nap !

5 Little Monkeys
03-03-2014, 03:39 PM
Oh no!! Hopefully it didn't wake them lol. I have started cooking bacon in the oven and will never cook it on the stove again! It's so easy though, we have been eating bacon way more now than we ever did!! lol