Tuesday, June 3, 2008

S.O.S.

this has been a hard morning. maybe i shouldn't post about it but i'm about being real with people. i woke up in a very tired & bad mood. the house feels dirty and cluttered. i worked very hard all day yesterday on my business which means LD was not on any kind of routine. that filtered into last night when he was up a lot.

shane left for work and 3 of the 4 of us left behind were crying. i had a box of tissue in one hand boo-hooing and a crying baby in the other. stinky pete was happy as usual, but the rest of us were a mess. the beds are unmade. did i mention the dust? the table and chairs are sticky. it all feels overwhelming.

ld is in his crib. he cried for 8 minutes before he dozed off to sleep. felt like 30 minutes poor thing. he is very content to sleep when he is in my arms, and i am content with that too. it is a good thing though that i'm teaching him how to go to sleep (at least some of the times) on his own.

i stopped and asked God to please give us a few things around here today.

joy.
peace.
laughter.
contentment.
thankfulness.

you know what? it worked too. he has taken my focus off the little piddly things that felt like the biggest problems in the world. the bottom line is i love this time in our life with a newborn. i am thankful like crazy for our family. i am trying to look past the dishes, beds, and sticky fingerprints.

i'm off to do a modified 15 minute flylady. i'm allready showered and dressed to pj's. i should put shoes on becasue then my chipped nailpolish might not drive me as crazy, but nah... i'm going to make the beds. get the dishes put up. make some coffee and spend some time with the boys. we found a cool elmo book yesterday where you play i spy and hunt for the yo-yo's, ducks, and things like that.

**change of plans. the baby woke up after i posted this. i held him, read your funny blogs, decided to forego the dishes and beds and just have coffee and read with the boys.

4 comments:

Stuarts said...

Bless you. I have had many of those no fun days. I'll be saying some prayers for you because those days are hard. But from reading your blog, it sounds like you're doing a GREAT job! Hang in there and forget about the sticky table and unmade beds. There's time for that another day.

Jenny said...

Oooo.. I think Jack and Piper are working together. She's not slept well in a few nights. Seriously I got a total of 1.5 hours of sleep last night and no nap today. It's been a LONG day. I'm really hoping for a better night and I'll pray for one for you, too.

Oh and please... unmade beds. The only time my beds are made is the day we clean the sheets:)

Sarah said...

Welcome to your new reality. Won't you stay a while?

You can re-engage cleanliness and fly lady tactics when things have settled down or when the boys move out of the house... whichever comes first. Remember, I'm right there with you!

Megan said...

i know, girl and i'm right there with you a lot of mornings.

thank you for your heart and sharing it with us. you are, and i think i've said it before, a huge encouragement to me.

i'm really glad to reconnect with you and keep up with your family through this blog.