Three kids seems so much more work than two kids. I’ve heard parents say different things about two kids, three kids and four kids. Some think the rest just fall into place and it doesn’t seem like more work. I feel like it is so much more work. Maybe once Zeke starts sleeping 6 hours or more at night I won’t be so unfocused and scattered during the day. I feel like my days include just surviving. With two kids I had some down time, just me time, you all know how important that is. Some days I just don’t get it at all. This morning I had some me time at 6am. I was really hoping to be sleeping but all three kids were awake at that time. I took a shower—a really long shower. I had already been up since 5am. Malachi and Elijah played cars in their room and Zeke fell back asleep soon after 6, but I couldn’t fall back asleep, so I just got up. I prayed a lot in the shower. I had such a bad attitude, I just wanted sleep! Today was a good day and I have some just me time right now–it is really nice. Brian is gone at darts right now. I love him, but it is just nice to have total quiet and nobody around.
Tomorrow Brian and Elijah are taking another plane ride…..this will be Elijah’s last freebee(how do you spell that?). They are going to Indy for Brian’s sister’s graduation. It’s a quick trip, they fly back on Saturday morning.
After the boys woke up from their naps today, Malachi played upstairs on the balcony while Brian worked and Elijah played downstairs with me. It was so nice. I loved having some one on one time with Elijah. He was so sweet. I wish I had more one on one time with him. It was fabulous not to hear arguing and crying(Chi wakes up cranky regularly). Then when it was time to do dinner, Elijah played in the kitchen. He didn’t cry like he usually does when I start dinner. He played with a whisk and bowl and other kitchen utensils. Which he managed to get his fingers stuck in the whisk which he got stuck in the dishwasher, funny boy. It was wonderful. When they are both around, I can’t have them in the kitchen when I’m getting a meal ready because they get into everything and it stresses me out. I feel so much more relaxed tonight, I think we’ll have to do this again. It was wonderful–did I already say that?
A few days ago we went to the beach for an hour or so before dinner. The boys had a blast playing in the water. I’m going to miss this beach. It has been so great living three blocks from one.
Zeke—this boy is so big and sturdy. I don’t know that I’ve ever met another 7 week old that is so solid–I’m sure they’re out there. He’s cooing and making noises, it is so precious. I love listening to him and talking to him. It is the most wonderful sound.