Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quick notes to show I'm still alive

So! Here we are. It is my bed time and I am a single mom this week so I REALLY should get to bed, but I just have to write. I have so much going on in my head right now, but I've got to bullet-point it.

- Turtle and Tadpole are awesome and funny and fun and tiring and busy and active. They are now into climbing. On EVERYTHING. Their toys, chairs, tables, the couch, you name it and they climb it. I'm having a hard time keeping up with them.

- I am actually looking into child care, trying to figure out what I need. I am a SAHM, and I really do want to raise my own kids, but I'm exhausted, I need some time for myself, and I also need time to run the house, pay the bills, do the shopping, etc.

- Tadpole seems fine with giving up her morning nap, and Turtle doesn't. I'm at a loss about what to do about that. I really need them on a schedule or I don't get anything done.

- I am a bit obsessed with decorating their rooms right now, since they are finally almost ready. They are painted and I think the only thing that's left to do is to finish the closet in Tadpole's room.

- I am thinking of starting baby sign language, even though they're already almost 15 months old. I've been working on the sign for milk. I'm just tired of all the crying and I'm hopeful this will help a bit.

- Both babies are cutting molars. Tadpole has three coming in at once, although it feels like only one is actually cutting through right now.

- I'm so so tired. I should go to bed. After I clean up the kitchen and put away laundry and blah blah blah. Ugh. So tired.

Hope everyone's having a good week.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm sorry

I wrote a post, and blogger ate it, and then wouldn't accept my password and then we had sick kids. And then we traveled from Italy to the US, with one kid still sick. But Italy was on strike and our flight was cancelled, so that took an extra 24 hours, and then there was a storm in Frankfurt, and OMG, it just sucked. Then we got home to a house that was covered in dust and dirt (we're STILL remodeling). The floors were dirty. The furniture was dirty. Any clothes not in a closed-in space were dirty, as were towels and bedding and the kids stuffed animals and the blankets made by their great-grandmother and you get the point. EVERYTHING was dirty, and stuff was piled everywhere, including on and around our bed.

So, I spent the evening we got back and all my free time since cleaning and doing about a million loads of laundry, and the kids are not very understanding of that, and so I have had no time to write blogs, although I've read a few posts here and there when I could.

Right now they are strewing tupperware all over the kitchen, but they are quickly getting bored of that, so I have to go. I really hope to start reading more soon, and especially writing, but until I get some part time child care or preschool or SOMETHING, I have no free time anymore.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.