This is a guest post from Aubree at Loving the Journey. Read on about how days can become crazy and sometimes we as moms just need some caffeine!
Extra Coffee Required Day #1:
Okay let’s clarify something right away. This is not the first day that my body has required more than one cup of coffee to function at the acceptable sanity level for the general public… let me rephrase that, the acceptable sanity level for my office at work. This is just the first time that I started recording these experiences to at least get a laugh out there for someone and keep record of the funny ups and downs of daily life. I keep a little box of memories recorded on index cards next to my bed because I rarely have time to scrapbook anymore. Some of these definitely made it into that box!
Reasons that I have been lacking sleep and stress relief lately:
– We are trying to make our 2 year old give up his pacifier. He is not having it, and has resorted to temper tantrums.
– My hubby has been working overtime hours 3-4 days a week for a few weeks now, which leaves me with a temporary single parenting gig a few nights a week and sometimes on Saturdays. All you single parents out there – kudos to you – you must be anointed with super human powers to not end up insane!
– My 5 year old has taken up a juggling hobby and a joke telling hobby, thanks to Reading Rainbow reruns now showing on Netflix. This basically means that every 5 minutes he has a “look at me!” moment or a ‘Mom, hear this!” moment. Then my 2 year old wants to copy him and see if I still laugh. Everything is a competition with my boys☺. Joke example 1 from Ethan (5): “Why did the banana not cross the road when he really wanted to?” Me: “I don’t know, why?” Ethan: “Because he was so hungry that he ate the whole road! Hahahaha!” Joke example 2 rephrased by Shawn (2): “Mommy, banana cross road and get snacks! Hahahaha!”
Some of the reasons that my 2 year old (Shawn) has woken me up recently:
1) I’m ready for night-night now, goodnight! (1 hour after bedtime)
2) I want a cookie! (at 5am)
3) Cover me up! (because I just threw off my covers)
4) “Paci!” (He just threw his pacifier on the floor and expected me to play the pick me up game in the middle of the night)
5) I want to wear pants! (total stalling tactic – he never wears pants to bed in the summer time)
6) I want to play puzzles! (again 5am)
-Some of the reasons that my 5 year old (Ethan) did not listen to me this week:
1) I just forgot
2) I didn’t know who you were talking to
3) But I was trying to just play with Shawnie, I did not want to step on him.
4) I don’t think that’s true, you should ask Siri. (okay part of this may be my fault – I ask Siri (the iphone help app) a lot of questions ☺)!
5) Oma lets me do that, so why don’t you?
In the middle of these crazy days and nights, (whether you are a stay at home parent or you work outside the home and parent) when the kids are pulling you every which way or you have to take a “potty break” just to get 5 minutes of alone time, remember these moments and be thankful for the little loves and your spouse that you are entrusted with. There is no greater calling, no harder job, and no higher blessing on this Earth that I have found, than being a wife and a parent.
Psalms 127:3: Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Proverbs 18:22: He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
Aubree is a full time christian, a full time wife, a full time mommy, and a full time employee outside the home. She enjoys family time, cooking Trim Healthy Mama recipes, health and fitness, reading, practicing her faith, chocolate, and singing around the campfire with loved ones.Check out more from Aubree at:@Aubsjourney on Twitterhttps://www.facebook.com/
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