One of my favorite things about blogging is that I’m finally recording my family experiences. I’ve already forgotten so many!
I started blogging this past January, but a few years ago, someone asked me to write down everything I did in one day. He was teaching a Sunday School lesson on the importance of mothers or something like that. Here is an excerpt:
Dani (age 4) Evie (age 3) Mase (8 months)
8:41 3-year-old tells me to “go away” for no apparent reason.
8:42 Baby is crying–2nd messy diaper of the morning.
8:47 I quickly get showered and ready for the day while watching the baby in the bathroom. As I look for things, I bump the baby’s head in the doorway-twice! Not too hard of course, but he’s not happy.
Several minutes later he gets a chance to pull himself up on the toilet a few times and he’s happy again, as that is his favorite new discovery.
While I’m brushing my teeth, the baby puts something off the bathroom floor in his mouth—hmmm. Tried for a minute to get it out….and…he swallowed it. Gave him some water to wash it down. Then, washed his hands.
Meanwhile, 3- and 4-year-old are watching another TV show–it’s somewhat educational, but I’m still not proud.
9:07 Dance party! Kids are grumpy. 3-year-old tells me she’s super duper sick–I’m not really sure about that one. Baby cries every time I put him down. Maybe he’s sick. Finally, I give him a spoon to chew on and he’s OK for a few minutes.
9:23 Still dancing–mostly just me performing for the kids–I’m amazing! They are not impressed.
9:28 4-year-old is begging for snacks. I hold my ground.
9:37 4-year-old is mad because we are scratching our library plan because of the snow.
9:41 Offer 4-year-old a quarter to watch the baby while I grab some bleach and a new vacuum bag from the basement…admittedly not the best idea.
Come up from the basement 60 seconds later. The baby has survived! But 4-year-old is not watching baby. She was in the bathroom and now mysteriously has shorts on. She has decided to be happy and is soon dancing spiritedly to “Enchanted” music.
9:43 Baby is grumpy…almost nap time!
3-year-old is unraveling a large roll of multi-colored Christmas ribbon. She’s having so much fun I let her play with it for a minute. Then 4-year-old joins in and ribbon is strewn all over the living room. I stop their fun and clean up the ribbon mess.
9:46 Time for baby’s nap. Feed baby, then he just lets me hold him for a couple minutes—precious! 4-year-old comes in and shows me her new dance move–also precious.
9:54 Now 4-year-old has made up a game called Henry—it involves our thumbs attacking each other. 3-year-old explains rules also, in great detail. “It is like a thumb war without holding hands and thumbs can shoot each other”…very violent for two little girls. Now my 4-year-old makes up another version of the game…Shooty. Shooty is pretty much the same game as Henry, but turns into wrestling and tickles.
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal: Appreciating my eventful days.