Friday Free For All?

Posted by on May 18, 2012 | 1 comment

I am having  a crazy time here, folks.  Cra. Zy.

I have three kids.  Up until a few days ago, Anna (5) was the only one not napping.  Jack (3), was a champion napper, and of course, at 10 months, Sweet Em is napping twice a day.  Those afternoon naps have been precious.  Anna has “quiet time” and Jack & Em would sleep and I…. could BLOG.  And WORK.  And most importantly, I could complete a thought, have a phone conversation, and go the loo without an audience.

Yesterday my sweet Jack was bound and determined to NOT.  NAP.  And “quiet time” does not translate for this boy, folks.  If he doesn’t want to be in his room, then he lets us know.  And conveniently… his room?  It’s next to Emily’s.  Neat.  Today it was the same thing- lots of protests, lots of noise, not a lot of down time for mommy.

So, this mom is doing her best to let go of the nap.

So there’s that.

And then… I just feel like I’m in recovery mode.  In the span of just a week I helped put on a Family Music Festival (1,500 people attended- holla!), planned and executed a much-more-relaxed birthday party for Anna (post forthcoming), and the very next night had a wonderful get together with old friends.  It was fun, but it was also exhausting.

And then there’s this fitness challenge, which I am not doing as well in as I had hoped.  And I know exactly why:  I need to workout more.  I’m eating really, really well (I think).  We bought a juicer (more to come on that), and I’m eating lean proteins, fruits & veggies.  But my body needs to MOVE and all I want to do… is sleep.   I’m hoping that the juicer and some major workouts this week will help.

I’m very excited, though, that this Saturday I will be attending a photography workshop.  I’ll tell you all about it next week.  Promise.   Right now, I need to go to bed.  Not my most stellar blogging week, but we all have our challenges.

Catch ya next week!


One Comment

  1. My two-year-old is trying to give up his nap and I’m digging my feet in! It’s TOO SOON! Besides not getting some Me Time in the afternoon, it makes nights super difficult, and after the kids are finally in bed it’s me who can’t let go of the cranky. I guess I need to follow your example and just give in, lol.

    I can’t wait to hear about your juicer!

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