Thursday, January 23, 2014

I have a LOVE - HATE Relationship with Snow Days

Yesterday was a snow day here in NJ.  Lovely yes.  And no.  I have 3 little boys and live in a tiny apartment.  Nothing good can come from being cooped up all day in this place.  I did try to look at the positives.  No dragging my whiny 6 year old out into the cold.  Getting everyone dressed, ready, fed, lunch made.  I was able to walk in the sub zero temps to get a cup of coffee which I was able to drink while it was hot while I nursed the baby on the couch.  My zen attitude was gone by noon after fights, screaming, tantrums, hearing "I NEEEEEEED THAT!" yelled over and over again by the 2 talking monsters in my group.  The baby's naps were interrupted a few times by kids being too loud and not remembering their "inside voices".  Meals were made, dishes were washed, games were played.  I prayed for bedtime.  Bedtime came, more tears.  Finally the house was quiet. 

Looking back on yesterday it seems tame compared to today which was NOT a snow day.  Up at 7, kids fed and dressed.  Rushing the 2 older monsters out the door to get to school and Occupational therapy on time.  Traffic was horrendous.  Parking scarce.  Dragged kids crying because of the cold up to the school.  Left on there, took the littler one to therapy.  A normally 15 minute drive took 55 minutes.  (it was ONE TOWN OVER GAH!)

So until the next snow day.......

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Why I am a Blogging Failure....

I have started numerous blogs in the past and actually at some points I was blogging almost daily. But then life gets in the way, your blog gets lost when your account gets hacked and before you know it you have 3 kids and you never sleep so all you want to do in your free time is dick around on the internet in a squirrely way looking at stuff you can't afford.  But now I can say I am back.  I doubt many of my old readers will find me since I moved from Wordpress to Blogger to and back to Blogger, but I hope to get some better traffic now that I plan on posting more.  My writing is random at best and scattered at worst.  I do have 3 little boys 6 and under so my time is limited, but with having 3 little boys 6 and under the amount I of stuff I can write about is endless.  This blog will probably consist of sleep problems, poop, cloth diapers, baby gear, coffee, moving into a first home (hopefully!), vacations, illnesses, breastfeeding, and a whole bunch of awesome.  Wanna come along for the ride?