It’s after 10:00 am and I’m still in my pjs, a rarity for me. We were invited out with a friend this morning, and after accepting (because it’s a dear friend who I never get to see) I had second thoughts. Yesterday we had two major outings – a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon (made more crazy by reduced ferry service to the Peninsula where I live which resulted in long waiting lines with a crying newborn and misbehaving older children cooped up in a van) and an Orchestra concert in the evening, which involved dropping off a few of my younger children to hang with Nana (because the last time we took them to a sophisticated event they were, well…not sophisticated.) We had a very full, great day, but by the time we crawled into bed after 11 pm we were all exhausted.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
As I write this, it is nearing supper time. We’ve spent the day at home, my seven children and I, and my newborn has been difficult to put down all day. If I am honest, he is very similar in temperament to my second child – the one that was gassy, and nursed every 1.5 hours for an hour at a time (which, if you do the math, means I spent the better part of the day sitting in a chair – and this with a toddler at home!) The child who both broke me and made me as a parent. And I couldn’t be more grateful for that experience.