Our weekend birthday party was a lot of fun. The kids ate more momos than you would think humanly possible. And I sooo want to make a video of them all dancing to "Call Me Maybe" like the U.S. swim team. Gotta add that one to the list for a rainy day. They're also into the Hindi singer Rowdy Rathore right now. When he comes on, they go bananas!
Today was the first day of the week and I was feeling a little overwhelmed. My to do list is too long and every day I set out with a list of goals but I get distracted and moved in a million different directions and at the end of the day I feel frustrated that I didn't get enough done. Repeat tomorrow. My 10 minute errand escapade in the Scorpio this evening turned into 3 hours and I made a big mistake by bringing a cranky two-year-old with me. I also think I might be the only woman driver in this city. I realized this when I was driving around today. Everyone stares at me like I shouldn't be driving behind the wheel or something. I kind of like it.
A few of my staff went down to Nepal Ganj to get their drivers' licenses today. We have a scooter and a motorcycle that they all do running around and errands for me on. I'm still trying to convince some of the ladies to learn. The Uncles had failed the license exams a bunch of times before because they couldn't read the test and they had to check random answers. The generation of people in their 30's and 40's really didn't go to school. Today they passed and they all came home holding their licenses and big bright smiles. I won't have to keep pleading with the police officers everytime someone gets stopped. That's a relief.
A few of the kids are still sick and I want so badly for them to get better. My nursing skills and patience, and TLC have taken me as far as they can get me and now I'm like... "OKAY! Now just get better everyone!" We're onto kid number 25 and my fuse is getting short and my thermometer ran out of battery. Psst... we're on the look out for a new school/house nurse! Job description coming soon. Let me know if you know anyone interested.
Namraj feels warm to me and he was super cranky tonight. Hopefully it was just from all our excessive errand running. I really hope he's not coming down with the BUG!
There are so many exciting, thrilling, things happening right now... I'm amped. I just really want to feel like I'm on top of everything and I'm not. I hardly ever am. I guess it's just the reality of life and having a lot of kids and I better get used to it.
Time for bed... I can't believe it's only Monday!!