Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bits and Bites

Nearing the end of my reserves (reserves... bwahahahah... snort...ha) today. Baby Zed has been awake around 3:30 am for a few nights, with a poopy bottom and then ready to play. (I think those teeth have been reaking havoc with his bowels) Then the preschoolers had been up at 6, just about when the baby was going back to sleep. Tilerd... Last night, after months of being dry, both preschoolers wet the bed and came nudey bum to my bed in the wee hours. So this morning, I am a wee bit sleepy plus I have 4 extra loads of laundry. Fun.

I think my hubby's job up north is coming to an end, but I still don't know exactly when he will be home. I am mostly okay with that. I am in the groove. I feel capable and able and have almost given up on having a tidy house so that helps.

I live for nap-time. Oh blessed nap-time, when I can feel free for a few moments. Free from constant vigilance for baby's safety, free from being continually entertaining and chatty, and free of being constantly on. He is a lot of work! So much fun, but a lot of work. He does help find all those teensy, lost items that no one has seen in weeks. Guaranteed they will end up in his mouth. The big boys and I got the family room mucked out again this week, Zed kept finding things he shouldn't have, so I insisted on every nook and cranny being cleaned out. I also dug a huge clog out of the vacuum so the carpet is actually clean!

Oh, the washer stopped! I better hop in the shower and then get another load in before baby Zed wakes up. Nap-time is awesome but short!

8 comments:

  1. enJOY nap time! Have a super day!

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  2. *sighs*

    We both need mannys.

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  3. Oh, awesome naptime, how mothers love you. Granted, all my kiddos are too old for naps but I still long for a break every day. Homeschooling means your mothering never gets to take a break until they move out. I know it's worth it, but some days when the kids attitudes are awful and the fighting is ugly, I wonder why I'm doing it.

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  4. How DO you do it? You are a strong woman and a great mom! : )

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  5. I'm glad you guys have gotten into a routine! Naptime is glorious! We're in the midst of rescheduling Little Elvis' -- I think he needs to go down later now.

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  6. I miss nap time.....the day is sooooo long without it.

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  7. I don't know how you do it! But, routines are good.

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  8. This post made me sleeeepy

    Sleep deprivation is the hardest part of mommying I think

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