Yep, it’s that time again. I realized it’s been too long without showing the “real” mothering that is going on behind this screen. Preface: I love my boys.
My 5 month old baby sleeps on a pillow, and he is covered with a down comforter. I waited until Josi was 18 months old to put a pillow in his crib…but the second one- well, whatever works is my motto.
Josiah got a bath the day before we left for Christmas vaca- Dec. 16. His next bath took place the second week of January. I do have to say his hair looked amazing- not frizzy and he actually didn’t smell. I also realize those are not good reasons for withholding a bath from my eldest son.
I cut all of Regan’s baby fuzz hair off.
I have been trying to capitalize on Josiah’s desire to help…by teaching him how to clean up his brother’s spit up and comforting him when he cries…next stop: diaper changing. 🙂
Poor Regan often wears the same polarfleece sleeper for days at a time.
Every single time I go to the bathroom now, I sing an annoying one word song for Jos that goes like this “potty, potty, potty…” But I figure, my one hit wonder worked for “clean up” because now he totally puts away his toys when I sing the clean up song…which sounds more like an annoying chant “clean up, clean up, clean up.” Yes, I am desperately looking forward to a potty trained child- can you tell?
When I feed Regan in the middle of the night, I prop the bottle up slightly and then simulataneously change his diaper- all while never moving him from his crib and almost all in the dark. I think actually this is more of a talent than a confession bc I am very proud of my multi-tasking skills.
Sometimes I think about buying a fake hand or even just a set of plastic fingers so Regs doesn’t notice when I leave him alone.
Ever since Regan joined our family, Josiah has been fed finger food- actually it’s more like he is forced to eat everything with his fingers, even if it’s not considered finger food- hehe. And I’ve been too lazy to teach him how to use a spoon. I am thinking about offering extra $ to our babysitter if she gives him lessons.
Some days I thank God for the Johnny Jump-up multiple times.
I actually allowed Jos to watch Clifford episodes for almost 2 hours this week. I told myself “I’m testing his attention span and building it up.” heheh
I really enjoy reading books to my son…but after about the tenth one sometimes I start just flipping the pages and actually saying the words “blah blah blah”. Okay, sometimes I start that on the 3rd book…and to think, I was an elementary school teacher. *gasp*
And as promised…my replies…
Sally K.- Thanks for putting me in your google reader- that gives me nice warm fuzzies inside. You’re nice to still like me, even tho I got a little cuckoo in college. Now, when is a mini red-headed Sally joining the fam? hint hint
Eliza Joy- Sometimes I think it’s funny that you read my blogs bc there must be so much repeat. Like over the last week I’m pretty sure I told you every single one of these confessions. But, I do have you to thank for the final push/inspiration to start this blog in the first place…I’m just wondering if I need to give you some gentle shoving down your road to emmaus. After we learn to crochet. k?
Last but certainly not least- Happy Birthday to the world’s most amazing birthmom on the planet. We are praying for you and hope you feel God’s love today, on your special day. Lots of love!!