The week has been LLLLLOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG. I am acutely aware of why I was such a bear during the newborn phase, which lasted around my house for about 3 years! This waking up business and staying awake for three hours at a time business is for the birds. Birds that don’t have kids to feed, school to teach, clothes to wash, a husband to care for…..and birds that DO get to sleep all day and look out for themselves alone.
So, since it is so late. 7:46pm, to be exact. (It feels like midnight.) Let me just make a list to record the week, so that the kids will remember what a loving, sacrificial mother they have. Or not.
-Lots of “careful!”s and “Watch out for Ruby’s arm” and “Stop running, Ruby.”
-A few nights of Ruby sleeping with me in the master bed. I woke up every time she moved to make sure she was keeping her arm elevated….seeing how we’ve had some circulation issues and all.
-Middle of the night potty breaks for me and then for Ruby….only she wouldn’t happen to go when I was already up. She’d wait until I had been back in bed about, oh, 20 minutes. “Sure, sweetie, I will help you go potty.”
-Wee morning hour medicine show-downs. “You HAVE to take this medicine, Ruby.” (shaking her head and pursing her lips) “Ruby, this is not funny. I am sooooooo tired. Please just take this medicine.” (more shaking head and pursing lips) “RUBY. STOP IT. OPEN. YOUR. MOUTH. NOW.” and on and on and on we would go.
-Molly and Mack sleeping together and giggling and laughing until all hours of the night.
– Lots of school work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Meltdown after realizing a field trip was going to be cancelled. Again.
-Taking a trip to Chick-fil-A to meet up with some of Molly’s classmates instead….and then having to leave when someone threw-up at the top of the play area….that’s what we need–a throw-up bug in the middle of all of this.
-Mack constantly taking his clothes off every time he gets out of my eye shot. “A cuz I don’t want my pants on.”
And I leave you with a quote on gratitude.
|“I feel a very unusual sensation – if it’s not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude”|
Clearly, I have indigestion.