When I woke up to the smell of coffee which my wonderful husband brought to me before leaving for work I noticed the rain. A steady light summer rain with an overcast sky, the rushing of the rainwater down our gutters sounded calming to me and so did the birds taking their bath in the puddles. We had plans to all meet at a splash pad but I didn't mind taking a slower approach to this day. I already planned in my head a special almond pancake breakfast with smoothies while reading our new books that arrived from the Imagination Library.
My little baby girl was just stretching and waking up slowly next to me while I checked my calender, a little while later I heard my 2 year old waking up next door and he was screaming. Ready to start the day.... here we go:)
Thinking he must have dropped his Bibbi (pacifier) I opened the door only to be blown out of the room by a strong smell of poopy diaper. So I wished it was in the diaper, it was everywhere, my poor bug he was so miserable. That's a no brainier: Bath time is added on the agenda, meeting in 5 in bathtub with extremely smelling good soap!!!
Of course all the commotion woke up my four year old who showed great concern for his little brother hmmmmm maybe a split second. Baby girl in the other room got over the starching/ slowly wake up phase to an "hey where is everyone" phase.
Baby boy in bath tub really did not like being without fun toys, 4 year old attempts to climb in bath tub......oh no no no hold on, running over with now baby girl attached to hip stopping big brother from Germ sharing. Now having to answer a sequence of questions about germs and viruses, my brain is really digging deep to come up with an explanation that does not lead to another series of brain quest, mumbling something about cat attacking cell but antibody cheetah fights kitty ( hey don't judge). Semi successful but now little brother is ewwwww and a big germ.
Ha kids are dressed and in the playroom, baby girl is nursing while little boy is trying to keep some Gatorade down and watching a show, in the meantime older brother wants to play dinosaur flash cards, I sense an opportunity to teach his alphabet and ask him questions about letters....nope game gets shut down because Mom is asking too much on this morning.
Little boys gets up only to throw up on the carpet ( not on the leather couch). Paper towel tithe rescue.... And so the day went
- sheet changes
- another bath
- third set of clothes
- no don't touch this honey
- here sanitize your hands
And lots of snuggles and one on one times.
Neat less to say this Mama is exhausted:) But my heart is full and I end my day by listening to the thunder and lightening snuggling into my pillow and wonder if I will have a sleepover buddy tonight ( thunderstorms are a scary thing to my 4 year old)
Good night and may your heart be full tonight