Saturday, November 21, 2009

1 + 1 = 759

I was never (still am not) very good at math. I know that if you add 1 and 1 you should get two... and we did, we added one baby to one preschooler and instantly we have two children. BUT let me tell you the amount of work that goes into parenting two children is much more than doubled. Hence I've been missing from the blogosphere. Because I currently have one sick 2 1/2 year old, a one month old (WHOA can you believe it has been a month?!?), it is the week before the official start of the holidays and I haven't showered in a couple of days (gross, I know...) I am going to do a bullet list to save my time and creative energies.

  • Lydia is awesome. Her one month check up was great and she is now 10 pounds 2 ounces! and 23 1/4 inches long.
  • Funny 82 year old Grandma quote of the week: "Are you talking about Marijuana?!? Oh, that isn't even illegal anymore, it barely counts as a drug!" I laughed so loud half of St. Louis Bread Co stopped eating to stare at me. Love you Ma!
  • Madeline's napping has gotten worse and has spread to bed time. I have gotten up from this post four, no make that five, times to put her back in her room.
  • Six
  • We started putting Christmas decorations up at our house. It is awesome. Photos someday, maybe, if I'm lucky.
  • Madeline has a cold which has caused her to loose her voice which is cute and heart breaking all at the same time.
  • Seven
  • I am hoping and praying that Lydia and I stay well. I don't know if I can handle being sick and I KNOW I can't handle me and Madeline AND Lydia sick.
  • Eight
  • I did four loads of laundry today. Unfortunately only two of them are folded and all four loads are in different places in my house. One folded on a sofa, one folded on the table, one in a pile on my bedroom floor and one still in the basement. Did I mention the piles of laundry (both folded and not) from earlier in the week that I haven't dealt with in my bedroom? Oh yeah. Good times.
  • Did you see how much I typed in that last bullet, and Madeline still hasn't come out of her room!!! Wooo Whooo!
  • Nine. I think I jinxed it.
  • Mothers out there: Will I EVER get to go to the bathroom alone again? I'm thinking the answer is no...
  • Today is my little brother's 27th birthday. Happy Birthday Elliot. You may be younger and smarter and skinnier than me but... wait, I'm now too depressed to come up with a witty comeback. Thanks a lot.
Ok, that is all the energy I have for now. That and I NEED a shower, BAD! Off to take a 1 minute hose down... it should be excellent.



Adrienne said...

You impress me. I am very awed (is that truly how it is spelled?) by your ability to get things done no matter how crazy your life gets. Your children are beautiful - you are beautiful. (Olive and Kevin are too, but right now I am focusing on you.) Your children are so lucky to have you as their mother. I will pray for health and rest for you.


Michelle said...

You went out to lunch with a 2 year old and a newborn?! Woohoo for making it out of the house! Go you!