-changed two poopy diapers.
-emptied and sanitized diaper pail.
-emptied and sanitized Frog Potty, which Eli still enjoys using occasionally for peeing (don't ask. Whatever helps him not have accidents, I say.)
-nursed the squirmy baby.
-fed the squirmy baby cereal.
-poured three bowls of cereal for two kids.
-took Addy's temp and realized she is running a fever, two days before HER VERY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
-convinced her of the importance of resting and drinking fluids today, put her back to bed.
-swept kitchen floor.
-wiped disgusting counter top.
-put lunch in the crock pot.
-threw load of clothes in wash.
-attempted to unload dryer and realized that at some point a child threw a ballpoint pen in there and ink stains are now covering everything that was drying, including Addy's soccer uniform and my favorite skirt.
-googled "how to remove ink stains;" found very little hope of removing them.
-checked email and found out that my doula workshop has been cancelled due to low enrollment and that I will in fact have to wait until the November classes, which are ten days before my client's due date.
I think it's time to go back to bed and hope for better luck tomorrow.
But seriously, I need some advise now about this doula workshop thing. (Also ideas for removing ink stains, if you have any.) Here are the only three possible scenarios that I can think of:
~I put off going to the classes until next year, to ensure that I am there for my friend if she goes into labor early, and thereby give up using her birth as a credit towards my DONA requirements (you have to have attended the workshop before you can start counting births towards your official requirement.)
~I go to the workshops and risk the possibility of her having the baby while I'm gone. I would feel so disappointed both to let my friend down AND to miss out on one of those hard-to-get pre-certification births, of which I need three before I can become an official DONA doula.
~I am relieved of all choice in the matter by my friend going into labor several weeks early, and I am able to be there to help her but unable to count her birth towards my DONA requirements because it will occur before I attend the workshops. BUT I at least still get to go to my workshops, and guilt free at that, since she will already have had the baby.