Ben has been hit or miss in the nap department. I went out and purchased things he could use during his "quiet time" - which is basically me closing the gate at the top of the stairs in hopes he will play quietly (hence the name, QUIET time). Well, today I am seranaded by "The Wheels on the Bus" as he stands at the gate - naked from the waist down, mind you - 'singing' down the stairwell. As cute as it is, I wish I had "my time" back. To add to the Most-Rewarding-Job-I'll-Ever-Have, Gigi had a late lunch because her nap schedule was thrown off by a two hour scream fest from 4-6am. As I am sweeping up the food off the floor from Miss Makes-a-mess, I must remind her that the dustpan is not a snack tray. *sigh* In other words, it's just going to be one of those days I don't get a break.
Don't get me wrong - I love watching them grow, giggle, learn, laugh, and play. I'm simply sharing these "am I sure I want to have more children?" moments with you so you know you are not alone. Happy Mothering (and Fathering) everyone, and I hope you have had a few quiet moments to yourself today.
Have you ever thought you were being the coolest mom ever by taking your kids into the Disney Store, only to have your 2 year old throw the mother-of-all-tantrums and knock down an ENTIRE display of Toy Story figurines? Not to mention, having to push the stroller with little sister in it with one hand while football-carrying the screaming & kicking toddler out of the store with your other hand? Yea, me either. ;)
Or have you ever invited a friend over for a first-time play date and lunch, only to discover after they've left that the beautiful sandwich you made them was with moldy bread!? Yea, me either. ;) (Sorry about that again, Jamie!) haha
And finally, have you ever been fascinated and disgusted at the same time when you can tell exactly what your baby ate the day before, just by changing their diaper?? Yea, me either. ;)
Well friends, is there anything you "haven't" experienced lately? Please share! I love your comments!! (Liz, Kristen, Dana...)