Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Kids Are Killing Me

Slowly, but surely my children are pushing me into my grave.  The little one is a keeper, not a sleeper.  So she runs me ragged all night long.  Sometimes once, usually twice, occasionally 5 times.  I wake up and my eyes burn and around 2 pm I smash head first into a wall and I'm propping up my eyelids with tooth picks by 9:30.  As a result, my skin is sallow and my under eye bags could take home the gold.  They should totally have mom olympics.  We could compete for under eye bags, who can make a meal out of snacks from the back seat, and multitasking.

Then there's the fact that now little miss Arya is very, very mobile.  So she's off exploring the house and their I am tailing behind her, having mini heart attacks every time she tries to reach/eat/climb for something.  She's my little explorer and surely the next thing I'll find is a head full of gray hairs.

Then there's Isabella who is full of piss and vinegar and is just about as sassy as they come.  The other day she was whining in the bath so I said to her, "You're not even having any fun because you're wasting all of bath time whining."  She stares me dead in my face and says, "I am having fun.  You don't know my feelings."  So there's that.


8 comments:

Nina said...

My kid has done the exact same thing: "I AM having fun" in the most non-fun tone of voice :/ Oh, kids...

Ashley said...

Hang in there….it has to get better, right? I'm in the thick of it right now as well. My 7 year old is easy but my 5 year old whines nonstop, my 2 year old spends the days throwing tantrums and my almost 1 year old wakes up twice a night and spends her free time booking it up the stairs while squealing or playing in the toilet water. Take lots of pics……when you look back maybe you'll remember the happy parts :)

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

Mommy Olympics - haha!! So sorry that I just had a really good laugh at your expense. :) you're just so clever!

Lisa Witherspoon said...

I've been there. It gets better, I promise. Although, I'm not going to lie - my kids are now 6, 9, & 11 and I'm still so tired!

EstheticGoddess said...

I know everyone is telling you this and you probably are screaming at the computer screen but it does get better. My boys are all young men now. It happen in the blink of an eye! You definitely have your hands full and have earned a day at the spa!

misssrobin said...

I am sorry it's so overwhelming right now. I really am. But I admit I giggled at your daughter's comeback about the bath. Nice one! You've got your hands full for sure. I hope you get a break soon.

Nicole Nenninger said...

It gets better! I had 3 kids under 5 at one point, with a puppy, and a husband (ex now) who worked long hours, with no family around. It was crazy for awhile, but now that they're all teens, I miss those days. When I was feeling overwhelmed, I tried to remember Cheryl Richardson's concept of self-care. Do I need to ask my husband to take over for an hour when he gets home? Can I get a sitter for an hour so I can go somewhere in peace (I loved to go to a bookstore and look at magazines or the library)? I joined a gym with day care in it so I could get a break and take care of myself. Working out, even when I was exhausted, was a lifesaver.

The Reeds said...

Oh my word. That made me laugh out loud. Sounds like my little girl! And yes.. I want to compete in mommy olympics. Though let's be honest, wouldn't we all get away from our babies- travel to the imaginary mommy olympics and then sleep in because the imaginary hotel is just sooo quiet and sooo serene? Not one mommy would show up to game day. :)
Great site and I love your theme!

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