so i saw these things online that are supposed to help kids with bad reflux. since they are ridiculously priced, i tried to make one out of an expired carseat. ha--i was actually pretty proud of it, but it just sits too high so he's going to trip over. but since he's still teeny we've used it once or twice. he konked out in there this morning while i got the boys ready.
the other night kev was home late and i was trying to get the boys ready for bed. leo was fighting a nap, and the big kids were playing some "too rough for the tub" game and someone got bonked on the head...someone hit back...one of them did it first...you get the idea. they both knew they were in trouble, and for the 1st time since leo got here, all 3 kids were crying at the same time. it was so chaotic i just had to laugh. then i grabbed my camera b/c they looked SO ridiculous. they were really happy with me for this:-)
wouldn't you know when i got them out 2 seconds later they were upset that they couldn't play in the tub together anymore. ah....
now for some random thoughts.
sometimes i feel like i/we are constantly just waiting for the next thing to happen. i wake up and i'm antsy to get laundry done. waiting to clean the kitchen after breakfast. getting ready for school drop off. waiting on nap time. getting rex then waiting for kevin to get home. then ready to dinner. then even though i look foward to kevin getting home, he gets here and we're just waiting to get the kids in bed and chill. then we're just waiting for leo to konk out so we can go to bed to start all over. sometimes like we are never content with what is going on RIGHT THEN. not that i don't enjoy my time with all the boys, but it just sometimes seems we're always ready/wanting the next thing to happen.
before i was pregnant i was just waiting for that. then waiting to have him. now waiting until he sleeps a little better...you get the point. silly!
so i'm trying to be much more deliberate about how we spend our time. planning to spend it and have fun with it.
starting with what i do with the kids all day. i'm going to start doing 1 fun thing each day[well hopefully more than that, but each day of the week having its own "thing"]. i'm copying this and going to make lunches in muffin tins on mondays. and i think we'll have a craft day, game day, cooking day...and i need one more. like picnic in the living room day or something. then assign each to a day of the week and it can be something the kids look foward to. i'm also going to make a little schedule of what cleaning stuff i do on what days, so i'm not always trying to catch up, and thus wasting time cleaning when i should be playing with the kids.
i found this old poem in a book i'm reading and i love it. going to frame it in my kitchen. "cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow, because children grow up for we've learned to our sorrow. so quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep. i'm rocking my babies, and babies don't keep"
on another note, we're contemplating holding rex back a year. still much thought to go into this, but welcoming opinions on the matter. that has also made me think more about what we do all day, b/c since leo we've been in "survival" mode a bit. running on little sleep, we've been watching LOTS of movies. i want more order and schedule to our day. i'm OCD like that.
i am a stay-at-home-mom to our 3 boys. no, we're not trying for a girl.
i'm married to my best friend kevin who is the tallest thing that ever happened to me.
we're passionate about our God, our family, and helping others get out of debt.
we try hard to enjoy each moment!