Thursday, July 2, 2009

Somethings gotta give...


I knew this was coming, and yet I still hoped that somehow I would still be able to hold it all together, do it all, you know keep going at the same pace I did pre Ethan. But as always, babies come and they shake life up for awhile. I knew this, after all this is my 4th child and it has been the same each and every time. My schedule is determined by Ethan and if he could have his way, which he does, he would be held and cuddled and loved 24/7. So while I am trying to meet his needs as well as the needs of the other 3 boys, I realize somethings gotta give and that something right now is my house. There are baskets of laundry waiting for someone to fold them and more baskets waiting to be washed. I have a sink full of dishes waiting for someone to wash them and carpets begging to be vacuumed and bathrooms that desperately need to be hosed down (you get the picture) and yet, they will have to wait their turn. Little by little I will get to each of these tasks and someday soon my home will be back in order, but in the meantime, I am going to sit here and cuddle my baby, play Lego mini figures with Austin and take time to enjoy having Erik and Cameron home during their summer break because they are growing up way too fast and soon these days will just be a memory and in those memories, it won't matter that our house was a little messy. But, before we have a little play time, I am going to put these boys to work...because my house is driving me crazy!!! (And don't you think that working together makes for happy memories?!)

2 fabulous comments:

ali said...

This almost made me cry...I loved the comment you made about it all being a memory someday and to just enjoy the present. Nice job on putting the boys to work, it is good for them!

Andrea said...

Mom is on her way along with Adam and Dad. Make sure you put Adam to work... no free room and board for that boy. I'm glad you put the boys to work. It looks like they did a great job!