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Bits and Pieces

I don’t have it together enough to get a well-thought out post written right now… I have some thoughts mulling around that hopefully I’ll have the brain function to string together soon, but for now, here’s a few random snippets.

Sophia discovered the shelf where we keep kid-friendly dishes. I don’t care, except it’s so freaking loud when they all come crashing down.
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The One Where the Kids Won’t Nap

Never will I ever say that my kids are well-behaved or good sleepers ever again. The other night Joe and I tag-teamed bedtime, and after quickly laying Sophie down (as usual) I left the room to her smiles and quietness, feeling a tiny bit bad for Joe who was dealing with Grace and an epic meltdown over which cartoon character she wanted on her diaper (that’s right folks, not potty-trained yet). I commented to my sister and her fiance who were over about how Sophie is a dream kid who would quickly and quietly go to sleep without a fuss and was sleeping 11-12 hours per night. About .12 seconds after I finished talking, she started screaming for no apparent reason. I wish I were exaggerating. Joe came to calm her down, and circa 1 in the am she picked right back up again. Last night it was 5 am, and today she is boycotting nap time.

Joe laughs at me and calls me superstitious (I’m only a little stitious) but I think the timing proves him wrong. Plus, he’s the one who can sleep through the nighttime screams, so I think I’m entitled.

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Stream of Consciousness

I was just about to head outside to water the flowers, but jumped back in surprise at a sudden staccato POP POP POP sound. Apparently our weirdo neighbor decided to use up the rest of her fireworks from the 4th. Not exactly what I was expecting at 7:16 on this Wednesday night. I tend to prefer my fireworks at night, when you can, you know, SEE them, but who am I to judge? Continue reading

7 Quick Takes

Linking up with Jen and all the other takers today!

1. After venting a bit yesterday, I’m feeling much better today. This is due in large part to only getting up with Sophie once last night (which was really early morning) and getting some halfway decent sleep. I heard somewhere that you know if a person is really nice if they can be pleasant when tired, hungry, or sick. Let’s just say, in this household, there’s only one genuinely nice person, and then three females. Sorry, Joe. We’re just helping you get to heaven that much faster.

2. One of my cousins came over this morning to entertain Grace. It was AWESOME. She just started summer break a couple of weeks ago, and to help fill her time, she’ll be coming over as often as I can get her. She is great with kids, old enough that they don’t have to be supervised every second, and Grace loves having a playmate. Plus, then I can try to get something done when (if) Sophie naps because Grace isn’t asking me to play with her. It is theee best.

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Catching Up + Theme Thursday

Things around here have been a bit busy this week- my aunt is in town and has visited a few times, and we’ve got some serious demo work happening in the basement right now. I’ll try and get a house update post going soon, since I realize it’s been forever since I’ve written about it. I’m trying to use today as a “catch-up” day: cleaning, dishes, laundry, emails, blogging, etc.  God, in His infinite mercy, is allowing both girls to sleep at the moment so I can get a couple of things done. (Since I’m using that precious time at the computer, it’s obvious that my priorities are very much in order.) I’m still relearning how to do things one-handed while holding a baby, so everything takes longer than I think it should. We did make it to my local mom’s group this morning only a few minutes late, so that’s something, I guess.

Perfecting the balancing act between baby, keeping the pacifier in, and the computer on my lap so I can type isn’t a small feat.

And now the baby is fussing (please please please God don’t let naptime be over!) and I just heard the dryer quit, which means the clothes that have been in there for three days are done fluffing (don’t pretend you haven’t done the same), so I guess this post will be a short one. Time to tackle this pile:

I wish this was all of the laundry I have to do

which I can’t procrastinate any longer. Unfortunately, my washing machine is old and small (no such thing as an extra large load), and with the rate that Sophie goes through her burp cloths and Grace gets marker all over her clothes, I figure I have roughly a million little loads to go before I get close to catching up on laundry.

For more piles of things that I hope are better than my dirty laundry, go see Cari’s link-up.