Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tired little monkeys

I have a stuffed monkey on my lap, waiting for me to sew on his left ear. He's been waiting for months now. I picked him up thinking I might just possibly stitch him up, but that is yet to be determined.
I really don't have much to blog about, I really am blogging out of pure guilt and not desire. I have refrained, for fear of boring you with my exhaustion.
Our house is so close to being finished. Actually, the paint to all but 100% dry in the kitchen, the flooring and trim look amazing. Now the rooms are calling to me to pack all our treasures back upstairs and make it home again. Everything needs the sawdust cleaned off before it goes back. I worked on the light fixtures and have cleaned the floors.
Sometimes I wish I had 5 of me. One of me to clean the floor, one to paint the bookcase, one to do the dishes, one to start the mound of laundry, one of me to go soak my tired body in the tub and one to give my fussy, only mommy makes me happy, baby undivided attention and patience. Oops, that was 6 of me, not 5. Anyhow, it's just wishful thinking that I can't seem to stop daydreaming about.

I am physically exhausted, I mean so tired. I have been up and running every morning and out the door with the kids by 8:30. My days have been filled with running errands and play dates, so that we stay out of the way during all the working. Oh, and they've been filled with nap deprived children and way to many trips to public restrooms. I can't wait for Bethany and Joseph to go potty and I not have to take them, or know about it, or care even if they washed their hands for fear they might contract some ungodly disease. Although it's been great catching up with my friends and the kids have had a ball, I am so ready to stay home tomorrow, ecstatic, might be great descriptive way of saying it.
I have been hoping every night that tomorrow will be better and more restful. Bring on tomorrow, bring on all day in our pj's, lots of DVR'd Noggin shows, our well missed toys, and our plain ole' Pb&j lunch. I am waiting and ready!

Now about this monkey, I think I'll sew him up tomorrow and opt for that bath.


Jeff, Dana and Hayden said...

Miranda_ I love to take long hot baths too. I'm sure that your 3 kids compared to my one doesn't leave you as much time for it as I might still get for now. I relish the time to fill the tub up with hot water and read a good relaxing book. I have been known to stay in for over 4 hours and I am not exagerating. I totally lose track of time after Hayden is in bed and just keep turing on the hot water with my toe to take the chill out of the water. I better enjoy these because I'm sure the next few years will bring more kids and less time.

Miranda said...

Couldn't agree with you more about the baths, sounds just like me. OH, and it doesn't matter how many children I have, bathtime is my ONE thing I can NEVER give UP! EVER!! They maintain my sanity.