I am woman hear me roar! Wow I hate that saying, but there really is no other statement for what I accomplished today...IKEA with both kids by myself! SO here I am double stroller, blueberry bagel bits for Buggas, and the other half of the bagel for my lil Firework, and I managed to purchase a new "big girl bed" for Brooklyn (my lil firework) and a new rug for our living room. Turns out when you buy a rug for $30 at Target they get pretty grubby pretty fast. AND I put it together ALL by myself...the hubster was on a business day trip to Cleveland, OH. What's weird is that Cleveland much like a few other cities is a reoccurring theme. I find it interesting when patterns emerge in our life...Cleveland, Indianapolis, San Fran, Nashville, Tampa, etc keep coming up in our relationship, not a clue why, but I'm open and listening. This is my reality most days because Eric is working like a crazy person and he has assignments for his business courses he is involved in...yowza, we are both extended to the max!
"There's about to be a change up in here!" Saturday morning I was at my wits end and it was only 8:30am, I think thru the entire week I maybe logged 10 hours of sleep. So here I am in my robe saying to Eric..."I think I am literally losing it, like my ability to function on normal levels has passed me by." Eric says...I'm paraphrasing..lets change something. Enter the change and me feeling like he really HEARD me. He was my MAN, my network of help! So we are gradually moving both kids in the same room. Because FYI we live in a really SMALL house. Its all about transition, I'll let you know how it goes, but so far Buggas is in Brooklyn's room/crib and Brooklyn has been in our bed for a few nights and tomorrow is the BIG day of both of them being in the same room. Uggh!
Brooklyn is quite the theatrical performer as well as local comedian. There's something innately funny about a 2 year old stating phrases that you and your spouse say that gets you laughing like a little girl. "Cheese and Rice"! "I'll be right back, don't move!" "Ut happened", "mama, I look outside and it raining/snowing." I LOVE that we can sit and talk now, but wow this girl can talk! It literally never stops, I mean the last few nights she has been in our bed and in the middle of the night totally asleep she says "momma, chocolate milk, please". Really, even in her sleep!
Buggas has taken a turn...it is like world war 9 trying to change his clothes or diaper. This kid is tough. Daddy wouldn't have it any other way! I use all extremities when changing his diaper or outfit...I my occasionally break a sweat! He has mastered the stand up walkers...which might I add go at super speed, so the kid is like running with assistance at this point. He scaling the couches and waves hi. Happy as a clam, but then whiny because he gets frustrated and he finally teething!
At almost 2 1/2 years old and 9 months its A LOT and tiring, but so worth it! There are absolutely crazy amounts of great joyous moments, like when Buggas smiles at the sight of my face, or when B says "oh its so exciddding"!
THIS is me, now. Happy week!