Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It Just Doesn't Add Up

I taught my kids that 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8. I may have done them a horrible disservice. Someday they will grow up and have babies of their own and they will, no doubt, think me a liar. I know what 8 hours of sleep feels like. Two hour increments are not. even. close.

Tim got the heck out of dodge, er, uh, I mean, went back to work today. Coward. ;-) To his credit, he spent the day yesterday catching up laundry, cleaning out kids rooms, and keeping the medium-sized people on task. With all that done, I have only a handful of personal goals for the day.
  • Update the blog -I am so on top of things!
  • Shower
  • Remember to change Bella's diaper more than once all day. Poor kid.

Clearly no one will ever accuse me of being an overachiever. shrug. I'm also looking forward to hanging with my friend Jena (home from Uganda -yeah!) for a while. The second bullet point is really more for her than for me. Hopefully, Justus will still recognize me as "mom" after I defunk. Here are a few photos to close out the post.

Justus chillin' in a warm bath.

Bella patronizing me with a fake smile. Little snot.

Checking each other out.


Rose Anne said...

I rember what you are talking about, the first 4 days after Saul came home, I finally handed him off to my night owl of a sister. Took a shower and slept for about 3 hrs which was much more than I had slept in the past 4 days.
I hope you have a good visit with your friend!
God Bless,
Rose Anne

Always Christmas said...

i definitely feel ya on the every two hours thing. hopefully you wont have three months of it like i did!!! yikes! see you soon!

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

sleep is totally over-rated, non-essential, a load of bologna...just tell yourself this and see if it works.

Nancy said...

Hey I haven't had a baby and I get two hour increments. At least your excuse is sweet and cudly. Mine is old age and a weak bladder :)

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

I was going to come here and be a jerk like usual ... something sarcastic and snide -- but I am too mushy to do that today -- I am praying that the little man goes for a four hour stretch from midnight to 4 --- starting tonight. And, if that works let me know, I'll up the ante.


Troy & Tara Livesay said...

oh, also ... i prayed for lydie and no answer -- so yeah -- maybe you want to go to someone with real pull or something. she only got up every two hours for five months ...