This week, all two days of it, has been One Of Those. One poor sick sister kept them both up hours past bedtime Monday, then Catalina skipped her nap yesterday and kept me hopping, then they both managed to spread all three folded & sorted loads of laundry across the entire living room in the two minutes … Continue reading Things I Love: Tired Mom Eyes Edition
You know you have toddlers when strangers' comments start to change. It's not "Oh, they're precious," or even, "You've got your hands full," so much as it is "I bet they give you trouble!" And it can be true. When they're fighting over a toy, they shriek a piercing shriek at the top of their lungs, … Continue reading Where hard work meets delight
It's Monday. It looks like we've done a week's worth of living in our apartment, and it's barely after noon. But I'm not worried. (Okay, maybe a little scared, but not much.) Until recently I felt like I had no plan except to run around and clean everything-- which never actually works, right? But now … Continue reading A new & improved cleaning schedule (or, how not to go crazy)
Strangers often ask how I go shopping with the girls, which always baffles me, since they're usually sitting (relatively) happy in their stroller, which has a big enough basket for the essentials. Well, the question baffled me til we tried using a cart-- and I realized the people asking are actually experienced parents who suffered through using … Continue reading The great Target cart fail
It's one of those days. Not exactly the everyone-crying-together days; I haven't had one of those since the zombie-like tired of the early months. But you know, the toddler equivalent. This is the best age I can imagine right now. But for most of the same reasons, hard days are also really hard-- if not for … Continue reading Those days when the laundry gets thrown behind the couch.
Last night was one of those tossing and turning nights where the baby cries before you're sure you actually fell asleep, and although nothing can cheer me up like my girls, I don't have a lot of patience this morning. And I never have a lot of patience for poop on the carpet. So when … Continue reading Jesus Loves Me
Seriously, people, it is no joke. Step 1: Gather supplies from all over the house, especially baskets of half-folded laundry containing one sleep sack but not the other. Step 2: Coax Baby A into laying down for a diaper change by giving her an exciting toy. Step 3: Remove Baby B from Baby A's face … Continue reading Eighteen steps to putting two almost-toddlers to bed.