January 29, 2010

Wanted: Industrial Strength Ear Plugs

Wanted: Industrial Strength Ear Plugs

Mother of 3 is desperately searching for a set of industrial strength ear plugs. It is imperative that the ear plugs be able to block out sounds at all octaves. They must be able to block the sound of 3 children having a screaming match in the back seat of the vehicle. They must also be able to block out tattle tales, children's cartoons (especially Barney), loud toys, and complainers.

Additional desired features: Able to block out husbands, mother in laws and the telephone.

Will pay top dollar for product!!!

January 27, 2010

I'm so sleepy!!

I struggle to wake up every day. Last week there was a day that I hit the snooze button for an entire hour. Needless to say I was nearly late to work that day.

Of course the obvious solution to such a problem would be to go to bed earlier, hence getting more sleep at night. Easy enough, right?

Well, there's a reason I never make it to bed early. See, my children have devised a plan to drive me crazy. Every night I put my boys to bed and then to go about my evening. A short while later I'll go crawl into bed to wind down and watch TV or read.

And every night, just as I'm turning out the light one of my little ones wakes up, most likely Jellybean. Here's a chronology of my typical night:

10-11 pm I go to bed

11pm Jellybean will wake up and I'll go and settle him down and then go back to bed.

1am Bear will wake up and I'll feed him and put him back to bed. This will be immediately followed by Jellybean waking up once again.

2am (Nearly an hour after Bear woke up) I will finally be able to go back to bed.

4am I will hear Little Man coming and crawling into bed with me.

5:30am My alarm clock will go off and I will hit the snooze button every 10 minutes for the next 20-60 minutes.

Of course during any given night any one of the 3 boys will wake an extra time, causing me to get even less sleep.

I love my boys, but it's quite obvious why I am always so tired in the morning.

But that's ok, I only have about 5 more years to go and then they should all be sleeping through the night!! WooHoo!! Come on 2015!!

January 25, 2010

So Stressful

When you become a parent you will inevitably hear "Enjoy them while they're young, they grow up too fast." Or "You'll miss these days when they're over." Or "These are the happiest days of your life." But is this really true??

I do believe that my babies will grow up too fast. And I'm sure I'll look back on these days and will wish my boys were still so small and innocent.

However, while listening to the radio a few days ago they were talking about the most stressful time of a person's life. The most stressful time? Mid 20s- Mid 30s.

The least stressful times? The college years and retirement.

Hmmm...... I'd have to say, I think I agree with this. I know that my college years were not very stressful at all. Granted I did have to stop partying occasionally to keep up with my school work and I did travel home many weekends to work. However, overall, college was just plain fun.

By contrast, the last few years since becoming a mom have been extremely stressful. Of course I wouldn't trade my life or family for the world, but I sure am stressed. Parenting is fun, but the little ones require so much time and attention it can become quite overwhelming.

busy mom Pictures, Images and Photos

That said, I do wish that people would stop telling me to enjoy my kids now and that this is the happiest time of my life. I know that my kids are growing up too fast, I don't need you to remind me of that. And I know I'll miss these days when they're gone. But that doesn't mean I don't have other things in life to look forward to. Like baseball games, graduations, weddings and grandkids!

January 23, 2010

I'm Back!

Wow! It's been over 4 months since I've made a post!! What happened?! It's been a busy couple months! Granted I wasn't a die hard blogger with thousands of visitors, but there has always been something about blogging that I loved. I love being able to share my thoughts and stories with others. Though I have to admit, after a couple of months I started to wonder if it had been too long.... Should I even continue my blog? Should I just start a new one? I think I'll stick to what I know. So here's your fair warning.... I'm back!!! :)