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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mother of the year

It is 9:07am. Already today, Ryan has peed through one outfit, blanket and our sheets, which, by the way, I just cleaned two days ago. Then only moments after putting him into a clean outfit, he threw up all over that. I'm not talking about a tiny dribble of spit up either. This was his entire breakfast! Needless to say, he's in his third outfit of the day, and I'm in my second!

Then there's Chloe, who has asked for a birthday cupcake about thirty two times now, talked back/yelled at mom, and been to time out twice. She also won't leave her brother alone, and I feel like at any second I'm going to throw her in the backyard and leave her there until noon!

To top it all off, today is Neil's first day back at work. He just called from the other side of town to ask if I remembered to put his sun glasses back in his car after I drove it yesterday. Naturally I did not - they are sitting right next to me. And of all the days for him to not have his sun glasses! The poor guy has to drive to La Junta! He's going to have wrinkles around his eyes by the time he gets home tonight.

My house is also trashed. I would take pictures, but I'm too embarrassed. Just take my word for it.

Mother of the year, here I come!
signautre

14 comments:

Coates Family said...

I promise it will get better. And on days like today when you want to pull your hair out, take comfort in the fact that there will also be worse days.
You'll figure out a routine, everyone will adjust, and all will be right with the world again.
I wish we lived closer, I'd kidnap Chloe and let her play with us for the day. But since we can't, just know that we're thinking of you and tomorrow will be better.

Coates Family said...

P.S. See my blog. I am posting an awesome poem I found on a friend's blog.

A family of four said...

Kaija is almost 5 months old now and I have a 10 year old that could actually help, but my house is still trashed. Give yourself a break. You just had a baby. It will be okay. : )

stephschmidt said...

Don't you love mornings/days like that? We had a similar one yesterday, and I just have the one kid :) Tomorrow's another day....

Allison Herbert said...

Um, HELLLOOOOOOOO....you just had a baby!!! There are more important things than clean houses. Enjoy the moments while he is teeny. Chloe will be a teenager one day. Let the dishes get gross, let the dust pile up. They can wait, your babies won't!!!
I LOVE YOU!!!

dayna said...

wish i could say this sounded atypical for me, but this is the norm round here. there have been extraordinary days where there is no poop on clothes or spitup, or yelling and the kids are both happy...i think that happened one day 2 weeks ago. i literally didn't know what to do for a minute. i think i sabotaged it by getting upset at nothing just to make the kids upset and get things back to normal.

don't fret...just laugh. elder wirthlin said, "come what may, and love it." (i'm trying to teach joel to see the goodness in that...he still insists on crying over spilled milk, or emme getting jammies on before him--weird i know) love you love you!

Natalie said...

Welcome to your new world of chaos! Exciting huh? I am so sorry, I feel for you. It is very hard to get back into your routine, but you WILL get there. After all Ryan is only what a week old? Where is your help? Please tell me you have some, or seriously I will fly out to help you!

The Goulds said...

gotta love the first day doing it by yourself....dayna's got it right though...you just have to laugh...even if the laughter comes days later. love you!

The Barton Family said...

It really does get better. Brinkley went through a playing with her poop faze after Ady was born. I thought I was going to loose it, but she got over it and I got the hang of it. And I am sure Neil understands, besides new dads are supossed to be wrinkly and new moms are forgetful!!

Binns Family said...

Thus is the life with 2...it does get better, sometimes. Or, maybe just easier to live with the mess and LOTS of extra laundry. Just be glad that it was so warm today that Chloe would not have frozen outside.

Binns Family said...

Thus is the life with 2...it does get better, sometimes. Or, maybe just easier to live with the mess and LOTS of extra laundry. Just be glad that it was so warm today that Chloe would not have frozen outside.

Anonymous said...

Oh Honey.....bless your heart. Believe me, you KNOW how I wish I could beam myself there! But I guess you'll need me as much in a couple of weeks as you did yesterday (do today, and will tomorrow.....:). Just remember what the wise king said about WHATEVER is going on, good or bad: "This too shall pass....."
You've got a wonderful perspective.....you yourself just told me..."tomorrow is another day." Yup - and your wise friend in the Coates Family is right - some will be better, and some will be worse. I love all the other comments too - you have wonderful friends. Someday the kids will thank you......just wait and see :). Until then (in all your spare time) maybe you could think about writing your own cartoon strip.

Love you soooooo.....
Mama

Nells-Bells said...

definitely sounds like a day at our house! you are not alone. usually mason has had two time outs by his morning snack time and naomi has been hit in the head more than twice. also, she has already pooped in her diaper twice (by morning snack time) and has run to me for hugs and loves and doesn't want mason near. oh...the joys of being a mom! not to even mention having to care for a husband on top of it all. not sure how anyone does it all. it is impossible!!

Camille said...

Believe it or not, I miss those days. :) The newborn pee and throw up. Good memories. Has he peed in your face yet during a diaper change? I miss that too. :) Just wait until every day goes like that one did... No, actually it's not so bad, but don't be too hard on yourself.