Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Maybe I Did, Maybe I Didn't

Some days it feels like there are 197 hours in the day and some days it feels like 3. Unfortunately, the days I would like 197 hours, I only get 3 and the days I just want to end, seemingly never do.

So how does one handle two babies who want to be held all the time and punish you with their piercing cries if you do not comply?
Well...

I may or may not have turned Barney on so I could take a 5 minute shower.
(And then let them watch the whole darn 30 minutes because the quiet was so wonderful)

And my boys may or may not have LOVED him. (so sad!)
I may or may not have kicked the dishwasher in a fit of anger.

And...I may or may not have threatened the dishwasher repair man.

I may or may not have let them share a bottle so that there are less to hand wash and sterilize.

I may or may not have just rinsed the last bottle used instead of washing it.
I may or may not have tried to bargain with Landon for a few more minutes of sleep.
(And in case you are interested, he did NOT take me up on it)

I may or may not have finally curled my hair and put on a little makeup at 7:00 last night just so I could feel like a normal human being for a couple hours.

I may or may not be anxiously awaiting April when I am no longer a prisoner of this house.

The thought of "could I have 5 minutes where one person does not need me" may or may not have crossed my mind last night.

This may or may not be the number of dishes I wash every night:


I may or may not have had two cokes already today.

I may or may not still have a laundry room under construction.

And I may or may not have had 8 loads of laundry to do yesterday when Dustin plugged my washer/dryer back in for a little while. Seriously...where does it all come from?

And while I type this list I feel so silly because the little things that I let overwhelm me are just that...little.

What's big is that both of my boys are in the double digits in weight. They have graduated to 3-6 month old clothes and they are rolling over. They interact with each other more and more every day and while they already hit/scratch/kick each other, it's obvious that they are best friends (not that there's much competition). And really...I love the way that they need me. I wouldn't want it any other way.

So who cares if my clothes aren't washed, if my dishes are dirty, and if my floors need swept. Nobody else notices or remembers those things anyway.

Well, just in case you come here to see pictures of the boys and not to hear me complain...here you are:

Eli & Landon helping me paint cabinet doors outside
Landon taking the very first nap in his own bed
Elizabeth got these shirts for the boys


Just hanging out

Going on a walk






Talking to each other

Aunt Amber came to visit!


Landon sleeping in the sun

Landon
Eli

The boys in their Bumbo chairs - they still don't have great head control





10 comments:

Crystal said...

Funny! You just made my day. My frige is out and my boys are fussy and I know exactly how you feel. They are precious blessings though, aren't they?

Sarah Mengers said...

They are so cute and getting so big!! I know deep down you are enjoying every minute you have with them!! Like everybody says it will be gone before you know it!! :) We really miss yall around here!! I can't wait to meet your little boys!!

Love
Sarah

SaRaH said...

you're a great mom and you have a great sense of perspective. it's so easy to get overwhelmed with life, but you are indeed blessed to have such amazing and healthy boys!

The Boyd Gang said...

I can't imagine having TWO babies the SAME age screeming at me! If Barney works, go for it! They won't remember anyway. The boys are getting so big!

The Thompsons said...

They are so cute and those Dr. Seuss outfits are just adorable!!

The Ratcliffs said...

Thing 1 and Thing 2 are adorable!!

Hang in there! All three of your boys are so lucky to have a wife and mom that takes care of them so well!

Parker Life said...

Thank you for having me. I had a blast and I cannot wait to see you guys again-next time you and Dustin need to get a coke or go for a walk together. Ok. Right now you need to just breathe and know you are doing great. Love ya Aunt Amber

Elizabeth said...

oh my word, i was JUST going to ask you if those outfits fit yet and then i saw the pictures! i love them! i miss you all!

jess said...

They are looking so old! Just adorable. I wish I could be there to help you do dishes and everything else - it sounds like you're an amazing mom, just like I knew you'd be. Hang in there!! Love you!

miss amy said...

i will say it again...they shared a womb, and the milk's coming from the same place...sharing bottles won't hurt. as for barney...well, there's a lot of things in the world more disturbing than a talking purple dinosaur and his overenthusiastic pint-sized minions... ;) you are doing a grear job! i think i would have kicked the dishwasher MAN, not the dishwasher...blessings!

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