Bedtime story with Dad!
So yesterday, It was my husband turn to read the kids a bedtime story! ( The first time ever … It’s not really his thing.)
So let’s start this story off; The boys choose a book, Blaze and the monster machines.
We go into their bedroom, put them into their beds and like a hot summer day… all of sudden they’ve become parched. They need a drink & they need it now… After all they need to quench their thirst!
(Stalling.. toddler style status… at is finest!)
So they pounded their drink as if they’ve never had anything to drink before. Now It was time for a story!
My husband lays down on the floor, opens the book and reads the first line.
My youngest starts crying! My husband looks over towards him and says “If you want Dad to read the book, you got to stop crying! Otherwise no book!”
Again he repeats this first line… Then this is what came next… He proceeded to skim through the next page like it was a 40 page extend warranty agreement that nobody wants to read through! He maybe picked out one line and read it. Flips a few pages, yep not just one page, but almost half the book and says maybe one or two more words & goes ” look at blaze” as he point to a picture
I’m literally laughing so hard watching this! All I could think of was; This wasn’t even the cliff notes version!
It was in this moment I had realized, I didn’t even know it was possible to skim a child first level reading book.
This is food with toddlers, I’m just going to leave you with this… No explanation needed!!
Thanks for tunning in for food with toddlers, until our next episode.
I’m the worst! My kids do something wrong and I’m over here laughing and trying to wipe the smile off my damn face!
Like just now as I’m typing this, My two year old is dragging his toy across my wall.
I tell him “STOP!” (Firm & serious.)
He shoots me the, Yeah right mom glance, Rolls his sweet little eyes ( which if your asking my husband, apparently he has learned this from me.) Smiles with that sweet little smile, Giggles with his carefree adorable laugh and drags it a bit more.
It’s time to mom up!!
Excuse me, while I excuse myself from the room to laugh where he cannot see and come wipe this smirk off my face!
I know I’m not the only one who does this!
It’s not even noon and I’ve pulled the vacuum out 3 times already!
The first time, To clean up all the smashed Pop-Tarts that my youngest thought would be funny to throw on the ground, yup bright and early first thing this morning. Thanks sweetness… Mom hasn’t even enjoyed a cup of coffee, but whata way to start the morning off.
The second time, to clean up all the smashed cheez-it’s. ( That the minute I decided to walk to bathroom, I come back too find my youngest son doing his best impersonation of a river dance.) I’m glad your hysterically laughing as I notice cheez-it’s scattered all over the floor from the kitchen to the family room. Absolutely lovely!
And now the 3rd time, It was to vacuum up all the baby powder. Again my youngest decided to spread all over the room. Because apparently he needed some baby powder, so did the carpet and the couch.
I’m finding myself slowly losing what little patience I have today.
ᴏʜ ᴡᴇʟʟ ʜᴇʟʟᴏ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ, ʜᴏᴡ ᴀʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ?
ʜᴏᴡ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ʙᴇᴇɴ ?
ɪᴛ’ꜱ ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴀ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ꜱɪɴᴄᴇ ᴡᴇ ʟᴀꜱᴛ ᴄʜᴀᴛᴛᴇᴅ!
I know, I apologize. I seem to be lost and side track by life and my emotions lately.
I’m currently trying to pull it together, so I can come back and give you what it is you need but before I can do that I truly have to figure out myself.
Life is a roller coaster! Emotions are wild! Sometimes taking a break and catching your own breath is what you need to figure out where you really need to be.
So Instagram went down yesterday.. so did Facebook an a few other social apps that I do not have…
Life without social media oh my….!!
Instagram, Facebook down oh my….!!! (Totally in wizard of Oz fashion.) Instagram, Facebook, down oh my!!!
I totally didn’t realize my Instagram glance habit until I would try to log in multiple times yesterday and it said network error….
Yeah its time to nip that in the butt.
Facebook I’ve already made my peace with. I don’t need that pressure in my life.
It was refreshing. To be social media free.
SO DAY LIGHTS SAVING!
So let’s go back a couple days now and discuss the lovely time of year, Where we get too spring forward and change the clocks an hour faster.
You hate you see it!
So that one hour, That one measly hour… can throw off my children schedule tremendously, to the point life is spinning off out of control.
The boys were on a lovely schedule; nap time around 12:30 sleep for at least an hour and on a great day about three hours depending on how tired they were; Then when bedtime came. I’d put them down around 8:30… I finally had it where I could put both boys in their bed and within a half an hour they would both fall asleep. ( At that sleeping through the night in their own beds.) I KNOW PARENTING WIN!!!!!!
Then daylights saving came in. Throwing off my schedule with a smug smile!
Now nap time is about 1:00 and when I lay them down if they fall asleep within a half an hour. I’m feeling lucky, but let’s keep it real most days they’re boycotting nap time all together, which lead to angry, cranky, fussy toddlers, screaming and crying and yelling about any and everything, The worst kind of toddler there is!!!
At bed time I’m trying to spilt the difference so 9:00-9:15 I go lay them down, tuck them in, then I go an watch the monitor till they pass out. On no nap days we’re talking 20 minutes 2 half an hour on napping days we’re looking at a good hour until they finally doze off into a deep slumber.
Thanks Daylight saving.
You have some nerve,
I don’t owe you anything. Nowhere does it say that I have to respond to you, I don’t have to answer Your questions!
The fact is, That you act as my lack of “no response” towards you is a personal attack.
This… In fact, Is actually for me! I’m so quick to just let things go, I just end up letting things slide under the rug to make it better, So we can move on.
Maybe it’s time you reflect! It’s time for you too think how your actions affect those around you.
Maybe you should understand how your words can be damaging, They can hurt those around you. They can cause pain & sorrow.
Maybe, Just maybe you should think about those around you Before you think about yourself. Start holding yourself Accountable for yourself ! Own your flaws!
Don’t be so quick to take everything so personally!
An lastly, If you don’t take the time to self reflect, There can’t be any personal growth.
So about 10/11 years back, a close friends of mine, had made a comment about her co-worker. For some reason this comment has stuck with me all these years.
It was Along the lines of… “she is always wearing leggings, like everyday, I don’t think she owns any jeans.”
If my friend only new then, her co-workers was amongst the many of us who enjoy our comfort.
Yeah I’m that girl, I pretty much live in leggings! Yesssssss I own jeans.
But leggings, I mean.. can we we say cozy & comfortable!
Who doesn’t love a good pair of leggings.
I’ve noticed lately, anything I try to grip, I don’t have the strength that I once had!! My hands feel weak.
A small simple task feels like a massive on taking. For example, Just trying to scrub my stove top. I find myself taking multiple breaks..as my hands start cramping up and getting sore an tight! Some days I have the hardest time just opening lids.
It’s definitely a nuisance.
Come on hands get yourself together!