I’ve been trying hard to snap a lot of photos of S. I don’t want her to look back and ask why there aren’t as many photos of her! Life is so nuts. Working and taking care of two kids is just nuts, and I only work 35 hours a week! My parents are here and it still feels nuts. The difference is that I don’t feel that anxious feeling of being totally overwhelmed. Other people are hanging out at my house and the dust bunnies aren’t attacking them. They aren’t ill after looking at the state of our (single!) bathroom. They haven’t gotten salmonella from our kitchen. So we’re surviving just fine and we’re (hopefully) all enjoying life. This morning I was telling my mom how 4 out of the last 6 nights S has slept from about 9:30 – 5:30am. Two nights she got up at 3 or 4 and then ended up in bed with us. A few of those nights she went right to sleep, and the majority of the nights it takes some work to get her down for good for the night. And my mom said something really true – someday soon all those things will come together. And then I’ll have my nights and my evenings to myself a little bit more. Until someone gets sick. Or a tooth. Such is life with kids. So many ups and downs. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Here are some photos that I’m finally pulling off my camera.
Inspiration . . .