Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer lovin' and the forgettin' is easy

Here is a partial list of some of the things I have done in the recent months:

  • Got halfway to my Mom's house (about a 30-40 minute drive) without bottles
  • Have twice forgot the diaper bag at home
  • Once forgot extra outfits in the diaper bag
  • Have turned on and walked away for the iron and found it (THANK GOD) had auto shut-off hours later
  • Ditto with boiling water for the formula...except I was darn close to ruining the pot
Is any of this normal for life with three kids? These are things I have never done in the past, with the exception of the pot. I am still organized, I still pack up the night before big days out, still lay out clothes, still, still, still I am finding myself lost in another world where I simply can't keep up sometimes.

Sweetpea is the missing link in our family, the part of the puzzle we didn't even know we needed. I am busier than ever and that is to say she is a tremendously easy baby. She generally hangs out all day with me with very little fuss. She sleeps through the night just occasionally getting up for her pacifier or sometimes milk.

I guess this being forgetful is to be expected, I am mentally juggling the lives and needs of three young children, something is bound to fall off the edge. I find it unnerving though the way my mind is betraying me so blatantly.

Today is the last day of school and we are looking forward to lots of summer fun. My blogging days seem to be getting farther and farther behind me, yet I cannot give it up entirely. I still read many blogs and I still get something from these honest, genuine, peaks into the lives of other families.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer and the livin' is easy for all.


Omaha Mama said...

I'm glad for the update - I hope you don't give it up all together! I'm forgetful and always have been, motherhood just made it worse. It IS frustrating, you are right about that!

Anonymous said...


What a sweet lil' baby. She looks like the perfect blend of both R and PG! And her toes are so cute -- I love baby toes!

There's one obvious easy solution: no more ironing. A few wrinkly clothes are well worth the peace of mind of not leaving the iron on. In act of solidarity, I too will give up ironing, too! Huzzah!

Mimi said...

Hey you! So glad for the update and hte picture. She really is adorable.

And your list of forgotten things made me laugh: I only have one kid and that list looks pretty familiar to me.

I'm glad to hear you're doing so well!

Beck said...

Look at the BABBBY! what a cutie!
I'm glad things are going well. I don't even know if I have an iron, tragically.

NotSoSage said...

She's beautiful. As are your other two. And I'm glad to hear that she is completing your family so wholly.

Christine said...

that baby is CUTE!

Haley-O said...

She's ADORABLE! I love how you said she's the missing link you never knew you needed.... Lovely! It's amazing how that happens.

the b in subtle said...

Jenifer - so nice to "meet" you. Thanks for checking me out. I will be keeping an eye on you for more in the future, but love the stuff you've already posted. (I've already learned the lesson of forgetting extra outfits the hard way!) I learn from all these blogging mamas, like yourself. Thanks for sharing. Oh, you asked how I find the time - I often 'pen' my stuff in the middle of night. The reason my posts are so verbose is that I type way too fast. I think I need to take more time to be more concise, but I'm always too tired and lazy at 3am when I'm composing 'em! Anyhow, great to find you!