Over the weekend we got a big snowstorm. I think about 8 to 10 inches fell, and after a winter being cooped up inside with two restless toddlers, there is something inside me screaming for Spring. I want to send the kids outside to play for at least a half hour every day. I want to get the bike trailer out and take them to the park on the bike. I myself would like to get some exercise…etc.
However, we didn’t let the snow put a damper on at least playing in it. This was B’s first experience ever playing in the snow. He came home from the hospital during a blizzard, and it snowed for a month after he was born, and he’s seen it out of the window and while in the car, but this was the first time he actually was big enough for a snowsuit and able to play in it for about 10 minutes.
Anyway, you are wondering about the title of my post by now right?
I woke up Monday morning to my cell ringing before I even crawled out of bed. Monday was declared a snow day and when that happens everything is closed, even day care. So I had agreed to watch my friend’s three kids during times when they couldn’t go to preschool/day care. 20 minutes after that phone call, my house had 5 kids running around screaming in it.
I had quite some overwhelming moments, and I think it was then that I realized I really was done having kids. It’s funny because I used to run a home daycare and watched at one time 5 kids a couple of days a week, but I scheduled the whole day out to control any mayhem. Yesterday though, I was totally out of my element. But I did realize at some point after lunch time and seeing the table with dirty hand prints all over it, crumbs everywhere and cleaning up one dirty diaper after another and setting four kids on potties and wiping bottoms, that I didn’t want to add any more of that daily chaos to our home. I love my kids dearly, but this mama had her days taking care of babies and I’m glad I only do it sporadically now and that I just have two kids, not three or five like I once thought I wanted. 😉
Anyway, having these five kids run around before I had even gotten my own kids’ breakfast or changed out of my PJ’s, was a real eye opener. It’s not that the kids were bad in any way, they were just full of energy and excited to not have school, I’m sure. J was excited to have friends over, so he was hyped out, and it’s just messy cleaning up after five kids.
But what can you do? I am grateful that in addition to dropping her three kids off with me, that she also dropped off a Starbucks coffee.
So that is how I spent my Monday. Now I’m even more grateful for my two littles and can totally handle their shenanigans after a day dealing with five. 🙂
Today though, I am off to buy a big area rug for our den. We are turning our formal dining room into a den. We got the TV installed over the weekend and the couch is coming in a few weeks, but I found the perfect area rug that matches the coloring in some canvas prints I have on the wall. Totally excited about it.
And if you’ve noticed some color changes around here, yes, I sometimes get a wild hair and change the theme of my blog. I love these new girlie colors. Living in a house with all boys, this blog here is all I have that is girlie! HA!
Ok, now I’m off to take care of some stinkers!
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