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Sitting Around


I've been spending most of my time sitting around lately. At least it seems that way. Really, it's a lot of feeding the baby, changing the baby, forgetting to change the 2-year old, remembering that I need to go to the bathroom too, making/re-heating meals, driving 5-year old to preschool, sleeping (sort of), going up and down the stairs to get burp cloth, 2-year old's shoes, my sweater, a drink, etc. I only have short periods of time available to do something other than the above but it's hard to start doing anything knowing that I'll have to stop in about fifteen minutes and maybe start again in a half hour or maybe not for several hours. Needless to say, this time around it's a lot different.

With my first two babies, I was at home with them by myself for the first three months and then I went back to work and they went to daycare. This time, the whole family is home and it sure feels like a big load of people. My husband (who luckily works at home -for now), a five year old, and a terrible two year old plus new baby. It also doesn't help that the 5- and 2-year olds are strange beings that may not be related to me at all because they like to wake up at six o'clock in the morning -a time which I consider sacrilegious to be awake.

So, if I'm ever going to make anything again. I'm going to have to figure out how to work in interrupted spurts of time, get a nanny (not likely), or really put more effort into figuring out this mothering thing.

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