Even taking family photos with tikes is chaotic now! This is the one and only we have of all of us, except for in the hospital. Partially because as soon as we got everyone positioned in their matching outfits, the camera broke and partially because cooperation from three tikes is never going to happen simultaneously. It's the way it works here.
Look at the hospital pictures if you don't believe me...chaos at it's best...that's how I would describe life now, good chaos. These are our two family photos, I LOVE them.
Life really isn't bad, I mean it as chaotic as all get out, and still as crazy as this post, but not bad....it's good old fun chaos. In fact I decided to change things up a little bit since Margot has come around. Like my ass never hits the sofa anymore during the day. And as you can tell from my blogging, it hardly ever hits the computer chair. I do sit here often and play bejeweled blitz, my biggest vice. Mainly because I can do it with one hand while nursing and because Margot loves to watch all the bright colors moving so quickly. It has nothing to do with my addiction to it at all...it has everything to do with nursing and Margot.
Other things I have started doing is making the bed! I know, I now have three kids to get out the door on time, 2 lunches to make and I all of a sudden decided I cannot leave the house without the bed made.
I read two books and joined a book club. I am sleep deprived and exhausted, but yet I stayed up very late several nights in the last two months to finish two books, The Help and The Castaways. Both books I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.
I also had someone plants tons of shrubs and bushes in my backyard that I am now have to water daily. Just a few more living things, depending on me to take care of them. I suck at gardening and anything green. I am taking bets on how long these plants will live.
I stay on top of the laundry or as on top of the laundry I can. It is a never ending process and I never see the bottom of the basket, however everyone is always wearing clean underwear these days and not turning them inside out. I've also enlisted the help of my children with this....hurry and run to call the child labor agencies on me.
I accepted the invitation to join the Junior Auxiliary. I think it is a wonderful organization that does wonderful things for the community. I added one more thing to my very full plate.
I once again, like the ladies on Wisteria Lane, am in the garden club. It hasn't helped me one bit in the past with my gardening skills, maybe this will be the year it does, if not I will go to the meetings and eat bon bons, like all the other stay at home moms.
I developed a new method for letting one know their gas tank is empty. I didn't find the light that most car manufacturers install to let one know an effective method at all.
I decided to tackle potty training my two year old. It's a slow process and I am not doing so well....neither is he. I'm going to blame it on the diarrhea. Yeah that sounds good doesn't it.
I've decided the 8lbs of baby weight that won't fall off looks good....I'm loving it. My gym won't let me drop off Margot in the child care room until she is 6 months old. I am currently scouting out places to get her a fake ID.
I have taken up the practice of letting people cook for me and my family and then devouring every last bite. It went on for at least 5 weeks after Margot's birth. I am so damn blessed to have such fabulous friends. I'm considering a 4th baby just so that I won't have to cook for 5 weeks again....kidding Joshua!
I now have a wake up time of 4:30am. I'm not complaining because at least I'm not setting an alarm to wake my baby up like I was having to do.
I have taken up "spending time in doctors waiting rooms" as a hobby, I do it at least once a week, here are two of my favorite people doing it with me.
I am becoming very well versed in the the condition of congenital hypothyroidism. It has been many a topic of conversation around here lately.
I dispense medication like I have an RN behind my name instead of an SLP.
I enrolled my tikes at 2 different schools, because I thought waiting in two different car lines all the way across town from one another would be awesome...it's overrated, but they are both loving their schools and teachers, so I am confident I made the right decision for each of them.
I ate lunch with an adult friend with no kids for the first time today in well over 2 months. Then I had to rush out and pick up kids at 2 different schools, but it was a nice change of pace to only have to worry about feeding two people instead of 4 and having an adult conversation while doing it. **I realized after publishing this and talking with the friend I had lunch with, that I counted eating with just Margot as eating by myself. Yes one child feels like being alone, three feels like a damn circus.
I let my kids take responsibility for putting on their own shoes in the morning. Sometimes we go to school like this. Yes, we both knew they were different, it's just what he chose to wear. He is expressing his sense of style and creativity. I was picking my battles. Roll with it, I did.
I've become addicted to sister schubert's yeast rolls....they are so not helping my 8lbs. But I cannot resist buying them in the grocery. At least I've contained myself to only fixing them every other night!
I let my kids have a lot of say in what they are wearing these days. Call it lazy, ridiculous, absurd or you can just call it smart parenting like I do. His sister picked the outfit, he picked the hat, and I picked the lime green crocs to go with it.
I've also let them start fixing their own hair....it helps on days when we got like 30 seconds left to get out the house before I miss the car lines at both the schools. And if I miss them I would have to get out and walk them in....in my pj's.....that is my motivation people....CAR LINES!