Sunday, May 30, 2010

I totally forgot ...

... how absolutely exhausting little ones are once they start moving. Wow. I can't take my eyes off Chloe for one second before she is pulling everything off the tall shelves or smacking a cup into the TV or eating ants off the kitchen floor. It is so exhausting!

How could I forget this?? Carter is only 3 1/2, it's not like it's been THAT long.

It doesn't help that the kids now go outside to play pretty much every day. Now don't get me wrong, I love taking them outside. More playing outside = less mess inside, not to mention less crabby moods for everyone. (And a chance for me to talk with grown-ups.) But it also means 2 mommy eyes CONSTANTLY scanning the horizon to make sure everyone is safe, kind, and in the general vicinity. Boy, it wears me out. Maybe it isn't so much Chloe getting around as it is dealing with 3 kids who all seem to run in opposite directions. And all have a habit of talking (or squawking) at once. And now summer is coming and that means all three will be home with me all. day. long.

So ... now that I am mostly sleeping through the night, I am just as tired as ever.

But hey, let's look at the bright side. If I was NOT sleeping through the night .... imagine how tired I would be then!!


The Raudenbush Family said...

This is how I felt when we came home from China! Not only was I getting adjusted to a new child altogether but one that MOVED. She seems to always be trying to get upstairs, or downstairs, or into cabinets, or climb shelves, or pull out all the books (and rip pages), etc. etc. You know the drill! It's hard work!

Allison said...

Oh, how your post brought back memories! Scanning, scanning, watching, redirecting, scanning...always watching while trying to hold an adult conversation with a friend at a park or even just in the back yard.
But it goes by fast that I don't know when exactly it ended, in fact. And don't think I didn't wish the time away! I didn't like that phase one bit. And now...well, I'm sad it's over. Weird, huh? Don't get me wrong--I love going over to a friend's house and letting the girls scatter out back or downstairs or wherever for hours of uninterrupted mommy chat. But it's times like these...when I read a post like yours...that I realize that one day my girls will "launched" and out of my home. Sniff.