My brain is in a fog this week. I’m coming off of some crazy allergy/cold mess, the baby has been sick and then my boy ended up coming down with a cold. I’m waving my white flag. Last night I was just back and forth between our room and the baby’s room every few minutes – for over an hour. I had more than 100 steps on my Fitbit before I even got out of bed for the day.
That was also the night I got 5 hours, 34 minutes of sleep. And I know I didn’t have that much. Fitbit doesn’t always track sleep – sometimes it thinks I’m sleeping when I’m just really being still.
So fast forward a few hours and I’d had a very busy morning at work, was feeling a
little lot overwhelmed, and I was going to work from home for the afternoon to give my mom a break. (The kids would nap, so I wasn’t too concerned.) I was so tired I didn’t know how I was going to drive home without falling asleep. And I wasn’t looking forward to dealing with double naptimes.
When I arrived at my mom’s, my son wanted to show me all of the fun things he had found in her garden. The broccoli! And carrots! Oh, and asparagus! And wouldn’t you know – he ATE asparagus? And he didn’t hate it?
I don’t even know who this child is anymore.
After lots of work, and naps for the kids, the baby woke before the boy. When he finally got up, I let him watch TV and I took her outside for a little fresh air. She is so happy to sit in the grass. Just don’t put shoes on her. Hanging out with her, I realized just how lucky we are to have these two kids – one who is revolting against all of her beliefs in sleep, and the other who very rarely touches a vegetable unless it has ranch dressing on it. They each have their quirks (I mean, who doesn’t?) but I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world.
And can we just talk about her little crossed feet for a minute? So cute. And I hate that this phase will pass quickly. I see more and more toddler in her every day, and I just need the sweet baby to stick around longer.
But for now I’ll hang onto the smiles. And make plans to plant some asparagus this spring.