Wash and Lysol All the Things

it’s not always sunshine and butterflies…

This week I have been doing the <hard> side of mom life. E came down with a virus on Sunday night that lingered around 24-36 hours and then I got hit with it like a ton of bricks on Tuesday night. I have washed/lysoled/oiled all the things and all the people. I am praying really hard that B avoids coming down with it, and right now things are looking good, but I don’t feel like we are in the clear yet.

So often on social media ((and let’s be real, in real life)) we put a positive spin on things and want everyone to believe it’s all good, all the time, but it isn’t….

it isn’t always smiles, sweet words, cooking together, hugs, and kisses..sometimes it is cleaning up after a sick kiddo, ((or your self)), chasing down a wild toddler who just wants to go see his FRIENDS next door who then has an EPIC fit when you won’t let him go next door ((even though he’s been sick all day)), rushing home from work, hoping to get a ((healthy)) dinner on the table, wash the clothes, do the dishes, vacuum the floor….there’s just as much hard as there is easy (if not more….) to being a mom. But it’s so good.

I told someone today at work, that even though I really dislike missing work (and my school babies) that when MY baby is sick there is literally NO WHERE else I would rather be.

It’s really best said here in Eccliastes..

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I know one day I will SOO miss this season of being a mom, so for now I will soak in all the kisses, and “mom you’re my hero”s because I know, it won’t last long.

 

 

 

 

Here E is minutes before he decided to SIT in the sink FULL of water…. while I was quickly vacuuming the living room……. he was just supposed to be washing his hands and playing with his hot wheels bus in the sink for a couple minutes….minutes later I had a HARD moment of having to clean water up from ALL OVER my bathroom floor.. But these few minutes before were so sweet and worth every minute of the HARD that followed

 

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here’s to all you moms out there doing the HARD stuff   <3

is that sunshine I see??

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!! The sun came back out today—-there was some quite fierce wind that accompanied it but after being cooped up in the house for almost a week we will take whatever we can get. We had an awesome time hanging outside in the pool and on the waterslide. Elias’ friend Jack and his mom came and they had so much fun. Elias is still working on playing well with others…..he really likes to be the boss…..     Hopefully that will pass with time and more experiences with other children. We are working on it. It was still a great morning though!
On a less exciting note, Elias has decided that naps are no longer for him 🙁 It is a very sad day except that bedtime has been restored to 7:30 rather than 10 PM. I knew naps were on their way out because he’s been fighting me more and more when putting him down for his nap. That in addition to staying up until 10 PM some nights without being cranky led me to believe that he wasn’t going to need naps much longer. I am going to try to enforce an hour long quiet time each afternoon after lunch but I’m not optimistic about the whole situation to be honest.

****Ok, so as I was typing that last sentence I realized I should go check on him because he was mighty quiet, which is typically not a good sign. Low and behold….he couldn’t hang any longer.  Fingers crossed he doesn’t sleep any longer than 30 minutes because this could totally ruin his 7:30 bedtime. EEEEK.

I couldn’t resist to capture him sleeping so peacefully…..

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Yesterday since we were on day three of being stuck inside the house we decided to go eat lunch with Brent. Elias had so much fun and got a milkshake. He had to take along his “baby puppy.” He even insisted on taking the bottle for the baby….. I’m resisting the urge to get baby fever. I just keep reminding myself about all the reasons we have decided to wait until we add to our family. But seeing him kiss and feed his “baby puppy” sure was sweet. I have an inkling that an actual baby invading his space wouldn’t be welcomed as much as “baby puppy.”

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Elias is excited for  a fun weekend and a birthday party on Sunday. Let’s hope for MORE SUNSHINE.