August 7, 2014

I Live With a Tiny Distructive Army of 2

I don't know why I am always so surprised by the mass distruction my children can cause in a short period of time. I have one three year old boy and a one year old little girl and together they make me feel like I have 5 kids. 

All I wanted to do was a quick 25 minute work out... Right, I know, working out while your kids are awake is not smart. I have not perfected the art of waking up at the butt crack of dawn to work out and shower before my kids get up. This means that I squeeze in a quick video workout twice a week while my children torment me and test the ever loving patience of my sanity. I actually take them to the gym with me three days a week and they play in the care room for an hour. All of this is so exhausting though. Getting them ready, then into the car, out of the car, dropped off, picked up, back in the car, home and out again is tiresome and frustrating. Gone are the days when I could hop in the car, grab my music, run, and leave in less than an hour. All while feeling rejuvenated and happy. 

Today really tested and defeated my patience. They were horrible. I'm trying to do lunges, which suck as it is, while trying to not step on them and hurt myself or them. My three year old knows better so I know he was doing it on purpose. I screamed at him, like a raging lunatic and then shortly after I hear him scream like a lunatic at his sister. Hmmmm, someone needs a break...ME!! 

When you stay at home with young children with no time away for yourself it can really get to you. It's important to take time to recollect and have a mental health day. 

My mom came over and I went in to work  and purged some files, super fun, right? YES! Why? Because I was alone, doing something easy and mundane with no interruptions. I just needed that time. The following pics are samples of what my kids do, in very shory periods of time. 

July 27, 2014

Little Moments

My whole family took a vacation to Sanibel/Captiva Island Florida for two weeks. We grew up going there my whole life but the last time I have been there was about 6 years ago. Since we just bought our new house, we just could not afford a vacation this year. Which is fine, I love our house and we have been doing little jobs around here that need to be done. I have still been trying to make the most of our summer though. 

Here are pictures from our hike through the national forest near our home.

July 15, 2014

"Shitty" Mornings!

Most of the time I don't even think about diaper changes and potty breaks because they happen a billion times a day, but really, I hate it. Sometimes I just feel "shit-on", punn intended. This morning for example, I went, of course, but my one year old was screaming for me to hold her, shredding toilet paper off the roll, and when I closed the door on her she screamed and pounded on it until I opened the door. I also had to take the dog out and she has been having diarrhea but today she pooped so much I couldn't even pick it up with one bag; a little got on my hand too. Than my daughter took her turn and changing her is like trying to put clothes on a wild squirrel that you just caught with your bare hands... Near impossible, messy( poop on my hands again) and dangerous! 

Not to mention, just a couple days ago my son, whose 3 and knows better, pooped in the front yard. I did not figure it out in enough time before his sister crawled over and was holding it in Her hands and playing with it! In full view of my neighbor who had walked over for a quick chat. Why? I have no clue. This is my life now.