Joining Jen and the saner ones for some chaotic quick takes.
1.I happen to be of the breed of mothers who rely heavily on nap time, not so that I can nap, but for the quiet time where children are not awake and around me for even the tiniest amount of time, for the sake of my sanity. Heavily is actually an understatement. Even Naomi who is almost 4 still has a "rest/nap" every day. I make her stay in there for an hour and a half whether she sleeps or not, because I am an evil evil woman.
2.I have tried really hard to make Lucy sleep at the same time as the girls every day and Bernadette is one of those children who neeeeeeeeeeds a daily nap to get through the day. So when they days like today happen (they hardly ever do) when none of them napped. Not the 3-yr-old, not the 2-yer-old, not even the 4 month-old. I kind of freak out a lot bit.
3.You would have thought after an exhilarating morning out running ever-so-important errands to Target and Old "Maybe" (both girls' pronunciation) they would have been totally worn out
|Noami trying to convince her new best friend of 3 1/3 minutes to stay with her at chik fil a for "11 or 12 years"|
4.I have had to resist pouring a glass of wine with every fiber of my being and never have I ever regretted so much not having a fully stocked liquor cabinet to slyly spike my chamomile tea with because it is just not cutting it.
5.In addition to the non-napping day is the fact that I am starting to go slightly insane from currently having so little to eat. I found myself eating this for lunch:
|yes, that's white rice+bacon bits|
6.A not-at-all vain bright spot in this day is the 2 pairs of my very favorite Target jeans that I got for %50 off this a.m. The best part is that they are colorful, which is probably not doing my postpartum bod any favors, but I sure like them.
7.If you're moderately to not-at-all crafty, be sure to check out the link-up and giveaway that will be open here at TimeFlies for the next 2 weeks. That should give you enough time to glue some red paper hearts to your kid's shirt, take a picture and call it a craft and link on up! The criteria for the winner has not yet been decided, so no matter what you have a chance at winning- like maybe you could win an "A for Effort!" prize or "It Turned Out The Least Like It Was Supposed To!" prize. Who knows?? Join in and see what happens.
The tea is gone, I'm having wine.