This weekend is the epitome of my life. Crazy. Last night I celebrated my grandpa’s birthday by going to a restaurant that was not very kid friendly but has been our family’s staple since I can remember: Amalfi’s in Bloomingdale. I treated myself to a sitter for Gia and actually sat down the whole time. It’s always disappointing when you look forward to a meal and then it isn’t very good. Being with my family was wonderful and my sister had a good meal and split it with me but mine wasn’t very good which is unusual since every other time I’ve had it, it was delicious. Leo went to the dinner but had poker and went straight from the restaurant. I had to race back here to relieve the sitter and I was nervous about how it went. I didn’t need to be. The babysitter was wonderful and Gia loved her. She’s babysat again today because I had Isabella’s cheer exhibition. I had to have her there by 7:45. Nico had practice at 8:00. Tommy had practice at 9:00. Leo took Nico and left early to come watch Belle cheer. Tommy got picked up for practice and then Leo picked him up after the exhibition. We have a 40th birthday party that I want very much to go to but Leo has to get ready for his trip that he leaves for tomorrow and he isn’t feeling well. Nico came home from practice not feeling well. He is so run down. I thought about leaving Nico with the kids and running over to say happy birthday but with him not feeling well and Gia not having slept longer than a three hour stretch last night, it is not a good mix. Tommy has two friends over and Belle went with a friend to a football game. I have to go to Carters and exchange a bunch of clothes with tags on them to get store credit to get Gia warmer pajamas. I also have to go to Target to get stuff for today and for tomorrow’s homecoming party. My mom said she’d watch Gia for me tomorrow so at 10:00, I have to bring her to my mom’s, bring Belle and Tommy to decorate cars and then to their football game at 1:00. I am staying for the first half of their game and am leaving at half-time to go to Bartlett to see Nico’s second half of his game. Then I am going to swing by my mom’s to get Gia and bring her to the homecoming party back at a Wheaton park. Leo is leaving for the week right after the party. I would just like to know when I get to take a breath? I am exhausted just typing all of that. At this point, I am just going to look forward to tomorrow night at about 10:00 when everyone is in bed and I can finally relax. Wanna bet that I won’t be able to fall asleep because Leo isn’t home and then when I finally do, Gia will wake up for her nightly, “I want to make my mommy crazy” moment?