Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fast food, oops.

So I'm torn...being a stay-at-home mom is a've got to find out the right amount of getting out of the house and chillin' at home for your pack of hoodlums. It isn't an easy formula to just apply to your've got to test it out and unfortunately, it probably changes depending on various other life factors (teething, getting sick, not sleeping well, etc.). So I'm working that out. I'm a better mom if I'm out of the house some. But I'm more laid back and "fun" if we're just hanging out at home. The kids get cabin fever if we stay home too much, but they get over-stimulated, exhausted, cranky, "out of whack" if we go out too much. So we'll see if we ever find the right balance.
Today, Wednesday...
1. Marshmallow Mateys for bfast
2. Lots of morning PBS on TV
3. At the suggestion of my awesome neighbor, we went to the library for Toddler Time story hour - today's theme, Birthdays. It went surprisingly well. Thank goodness Early Bird slept the entire time.
4. I rewarded myself for surviving a trip to the library with all 3 kids - we went to the Taco Bell drive thru...and I enjoyed the entire 10 minutes I had to wait in the drive thru lane, relative peace and quiet.
5. Eating the tacos at home.
6. Rest Time for Mealyworm. Quiet Time for Bug. Nursing/burping/crying time for Early Bird. (This part of the day is the worst. I really wanted to lay down with Mealyworm and take a rest, but EB wouldn't have it.)
7. Watched about 1/2 of AirBud, played with LEGOs, colored w/ markers.
8. Played outside in the front of the house.
9. Went to the park behind our house.
10. Watched the rest of AirBud until T-Dad got home.

Whew, another day down. I have a hard time imagining my life like this for the next 5 years. I guess we just take it one day at a time.


~rachel~ said...

I bet that's why I don't mind living way out here- it's nice in the car, they can't move and except for Rowan's nonstop chatter it is quiet!

You forgot to say played with CLEAN legos! :)

makeup_girl said...

Mmmm. Taco Bell! I've been craving that for so long!
And we love PBS shows! In fact, I saw a commercial for WILL that April 4th something is going on at the library with characters from Super Why! I think it's the 4th. I'll have to check that.

Lavender Lemonade said...

I hated to rub it in...again.

Lavender Lemonade said...

makeup_girl - we are totally going to go see SteveSongs! We've had one of his CDs checked out from the library for over a month. Woo-hoo. And SuperWyatt and AlphaPig are the icing on the cake!

Quigs78 said...

Aww, I'm going to be in Chicago on the 4th. I'll have to see if the husband is brave enough to bring the rugrats on his own.

But Super Why will be back by himself on the 18th...we'll be there, for sure!

Looseyfur said...

It sounds to me like you're getting it. It is a big balance that requires adapting to whatever, whenever.

Some days turn out awesome. Some days are just okay and others I swear hair starts falling out.

Harley Quinn said...

My motto is:

Whatever works.

I mean in moderation of course, but hey, if it doesn't kill them and it gives me a few moments peace then so be it.

Somedays I wish my kids would watch television. They watch for maybe 30 min. tops for JB, 10-15 min. tops for WW.

Amy S. said...

I'm impressed Sarah with the variety that you've had each day so far!!! And don't forget that Bug will be starting kindergarten in the fall, so it won't be all three all the time for the next 5 years. We register the boy for k-garten here on April 21. :)