One of my blogging resolutions for this year was to do a better job of posting worth-reading Friday posts. Ya know, something with some meat in it. But so far that has not been happening. I am SO tired by Thursday. In fact I am declaring Thursday as Mom-Has-Lost-Her-Mind Day. I really don’t mind Wednesday- even as the rest of the world complains about it, but if I’m running low on all things patience, love, hope, joy, peace, sanity- then it must be Thursday.
We woke up to a mess of a house and had to get Easton off to school. I tried to just leave the house as it was and play trains with Kesler while Knox took his morning nap. That went well except I forgot how little I would get done when Knox woke up. I squeezed in a shower and a blow dry before we were 20 minutes late to pick up the kids from school and came home to the WRECK. (And messes just really raise my stress level ya know?)
The kids played in the wreck while I fed the baby and ate lunch. Knox has developed this not so nice shriek/yell when he wants to eat/is eating/is done eating and it is almost more than I can handle. It is SO grating! And so random from this happy baby! I cleaned up the kitchen and regrouped enough to play Sequence and Jenga with the older kiddos (once again giving up Knox’s nap time). After a few too many games ending in Kesler getting angry we stopped and I put on a show for the boys. The rest of the day was a blur of me battling to pick things up, hold a baby, feed a shrieking baby, answer 100 million preschooler questions and digging more patience and love from the depths of my lost sanity.
And now the kids are in bed and I do feel terrible for losing my temper with them or feeling so depressed and bored today- but I think I can and will declare insanity as my plea. I sure hope I wake up as my normal self tomorrow and things go so much better as they usually do. For now I will try and practice being content with how things went today and resolve for a better tomorrow- not matter what comes our way.
What were we up to the rest of this week?