I live in a place I like to call “Crazy Town.” It is my own little place, in my own little house, where children eat their lunches while wearing knit hats and little scooters fly around the house with crazy drivers at the wheel…
Crazy town is beginning to get the best of me these days. I haven’t really mentioned in my past blog posts about our winter, but it has been a sick one. And what I mean by that is that Ellie has been sick, sick, sick. Fussy, fussy, fussy, and mommy is just plain tired. She is making our little crazy town even more crazy every day!
In no particular order, we have had throw up, hives, fevers, ruptured ear infections, more ear infections, nasty cough, nasty colds, three different rounds of antibiotics. This has all been since Thanksgiving!! I am pulling my hair out with her on a daily basis. She HATES her medicine, you have to hold her down or use two people just to give it to her. She kicks, hits, and spits it out if you don’t hold her mouth open to make her swallow it. She HATES to have her diaper changed. She hits, kicks, and sticks her foot in her poopy diaper in the process, pretty much every single time. Every seen a poopy diaper after three rounds of antibiotics??
She HATES pretty much anything that involves telling her what she has to do if it isn’t her idea. Granted she has felt like crap, but SERIOUSLY!!?! Then we were finally well…no cold, no cough, nada. For all of four days (I am not kidding!). Then Bradley got a fever and a double ear infection. Then poor Ellie woke up sunday night with a fever of 103 and now pink eye. Chris just picked up the drops tonight….
You must give them every TWO hours!!! They didn’t prescribe a straight jacket to give them with, so I am not sure how this is going to fly tomorrow.
I know I am venting. I am grateful and happy, blah blah blah. But I also have had the sickest winter ever, and a fussy toddler and a newborn too! Yikes!! I still am not quite sure where we are getting all of this from, because we are lucky if we leave the house to pick up Bradley from preschool on time. Let alone go out and about on the town!
This little peanut sure makes crazy town cuter, but it is still crazy. She must be wondering what type of loony bin she ended up in!
I wanted to write a blog post about my sweet little kiddos. Take some beautiful pictures of Gracie making the most adorable gummy smiles I have ever seen. I then realized that I haven’t picked up my camera in days. I have taken all of 20 or so pictures in January. At least I have picked up my iphone long enough to video tape Ellie riding her scooter in full on jewelry and sunglasses, all while sporting a fever of 103. You would never know by the video that she was sick as a dog.
I am just trying to keep it real. This blog is about our crazy little life, and the adventure we are on with three little kiddos. Some parts of life are just hard, and you have to stumble through. Waking up and wondering how you are going to tackle another day stuck in your house with a sick toddler and a newborn baby. I want to remember these hard times too. These are the times that form us, and make us realize how strong we are. None of this is life threatening or really that bad in the scheme of things. It is just the daily grind of being at home. I love it. And sometimes I hate it. And I love the in between of it.
Someday I will wonder what to do with all of my free time. We went downstairs to clean up the basement the other day before the holidays. I had to nurse Grace before we started picking up. This is what happened to the basement while I was nursing….
Yup. That blue bucket…that is what I was going to use to clean. That little blurry head is Ellie. And that is definitely Woody going for a ride in the shopping cart.
This is what life is sometimes. Well my life that is. Don’t be jealous people.