I’d like to say we are back to “normal”, but we are still trying to figure out what our new normal is. I CAN say that I have been getting through each day a little easier. I have a hard time finding time to even sit down (unless i’m nursing), but that’s life with four kids under the age of five, I guess! The biggest challenge of each day is waking up the three littlest ones to load them up in the car and take Brooke to school. Christmas break starts Friday, so I will get a little break from all the loading/unloading for a couple weeks! I love blogging about all these memories, so I can look back later and smile as I read what these little years have been like for our family.
My meals have consisted of pretzels, ham, animal crackers, chocolate chips, raisins and apples. Again….not the healthiest of options. It’s taking some major willpower not to make a batch of puppy chow.
Last Thursday night I attempted to make my first “real” dinner in the kitchen. I went big. Spiral honey ham, sweet potatoes, green beans and rolls. Unfortunately, with all the chaos going on, I burnt 3/4 of the meal. Tears. Were. Shed. Thankfully the spiral ham was spared, because we have been eating that all weekend! Did I mention how thankful I am for all the meals our friends brought over those first couple weeks??? I’m resorting to crock-pot/freezer meals this week. 🙂
My personal goal each day is to take a shower. I might smell like Old Spice body wash because I keep forgetting to get to buy my own, but hey….I’m clean.
I still have to fight falling asleep in those middle of the night feedings. Last night, Beckham spit up all over my shirt, and I was too tired to change, so I crawled back into bed….because I thought doing two loads of laundry would be easier when I woke up (?!??!?). I’m embarrassed.
I have made it to the store with Lily, Lauren and Beckham two times in the last week. One time I lost my keys in the store when they fell out of the bottom of the shopping cart. This morning I forgot my wallet…and didn’t realize it until after I scanned all my items in the self checkout. Thankfully, I haven’t forgotten any of my children yet.
Have I mentioned that life is a little crazy right now? There isn’t a lot of time for myself…Landon and I are too tired at night to have a conversation…I don’t get to keep up with friends as much…we stay “in” a LOT…but this is just a season. We love our kids so much that we are willing to make these sacrifices for them. I keep telling myself it’s just a season. They will never be as little as they are today…and I’m really trying to soak these little years up.