Tuesday, August 2, 2011
After a late night trip to Wal-Mart
I already went to bed once tonight. We had a paci go MIA and despite turning the house upside down, ripping apart our couch and emptying our van, we couldn't find it or another one anywhere. I perservered to get Brady to sleep without it and crossed my fingers that he would sleep through the night without it. I crawled into bed, it's one of those days that my body aches all over I just wanted to get some sleep. A little after 11 he woke up screaming. I threw on some clothes that really didn't look great and packed him to the van. He and I had a Wal-mart date and treated ourselves to two brand new pacifiers. What a mother doesn't do for her baby and some sleep! When we got to the van I opened the package and gave him a brand new paci and the look one his sweet face made it worth it all.
It's been a very long day, at 4 o'clock I told Joe it was one of the longest days of my life. He went back to work today and we had our first day of school. It's the beginning of a new phase in motherhood and homeschooling. This is my first year with 2 in school, Bethany is in the second grade and Joseph is in Kindergarden. We are all excited and eager to learn. Joseph is going to make a great little student, he is a fast learner and loves to gain more knowledge. Bethany just picked up like we never left off.
As happy as we are to conquer new tasks, accomplish reading list and have fun together, it's gonna be challenging to say the least. I'm sure before long we will have a working school routine that flows better, but today it was rough. Two kids asking questions and needing lots of hands on attention at the same time and all the while, Jenna is wanting to help and "do it too." I keep telling myself these are the easy years!
I took pictures this morning and this one just seems to sum today up, we run a crazy house!
I'm usually not big on taking, let alone posting. pictures of bathtubs filled with children but I couldn't resist this one. I'll leave you with this one and then I'm taking my aching body to bed for the final time tonight.