Most blogs are a reflection of the best of our lives, and understandably so. But I want this space to be real too, so for no other reason than that, today I’m sharing four things that are bugging me right now!
- My entire closet. It’s bugging me because no more than three shirts fit. And I have a hard time being patient with my body after having a baby.
- Certain people—namely my little charges—invading my space bubble nonstop. I get stuck behind them, moving at a snail’s pace, as I heft the infant carrier out to the van. I stumble over them while I’m trying to make dinner and they’re trying to show me their latest & greatest trick. I can’t even nurse without someone sitting so close to me that I barely have enough elbow room to reach the baby. (Although that’s actually kind of cute.) I love being close and cozy with my children when they’re calm, but three-and four-year-old boys are not often calm! Also, motherhood was not designed for people with space bubbles!
- The fact that our boys are ready for outings but our baby is not. The boys are constantly asking me—their eyes shining with hope—if we’re going to Hop ‘N Play or swimming lessons or the park with the huge slide. All the places we used to go often, before Quinn came along. It won’t be too much longer before outings are more doable, but I feel bad continually disappointing the boys by answering “no, not today.”
- My own snappiness! I was positive this would disappear after pregnancy, but it turns out I was wrong! (Maybe snappiness is just a habit now??) I tend to get agitated with the boys (1) in the evenings and (2) anytime Quinn is wailing. I’m doing my best to avoid those situations and to apologize when I need to . . . I can’t wait to feel totally like myself again. (Wonder when that will be!)
As a disclaimer, I should mention that we’re actually doing very well! Our adjustment to three kids is going better than I expected; I’ll be sharing more about that later this week. Most importantly, I am blissfully infatuated with my darling little Quinn!
But that said, it still felt good to vent! So what’s bugging YOU lately? You know you want to get it off your chest! Or can you relate to any of my four?