Thursday, June 16, 2011

Channeling My Inner Mom

I feel like my first officially stay at "home" week with Mimi has not gone too terribly well.  I've broken down and cried twice out of sheer frustration and exhaustion.  Pathetic right?  One day I had a migraine and Mimi refused to nap all day.  I cried.  Today I just looked around at my chaotic messy unorganized mid-move home around me and sat down on the floor and cried.  I am really overwhelmed.  Staying home with her all day when it's 100 degrees outside AND trying to pack and clean out of the garage is horrible.  I get no breaks.  No one comes home at the end of the day and relieves me.  It's exhausting.  I know this part if almost over and soon my husband and I will be a team again, but these two months have SUCKED the big one ladies.....

Even though it's chaos around here, I've tried really hard to keep Mimi entertained instead of yelling at her to keep out of stuff I've packed.  We've swam everyday, gone to the story hour at the library, finger painted (and brush painted), colored, sewed, went to the playground, walked the dog.....what else?  When she goes to bed my brain turns to mush and I fall asleep alone.  God I'm depressed just writing this.  It makes me appreciate my husband, who is not only my teammate in the game of Mimi, but my best friend.   He comes home tomorrow for the weekend.  I think I might cry when I pick him up from the airport.

Now enjoy these nice messy pictures.  These crayola washable fingerpaints are much more washable then their "washable my ass" markers.

1 comment:

Meghann (Bringing up Bumble) said...

i just want to fall over and cry sometimes, too, and i'm not even in the middle of moving. the constant mess & busy toddler day in & out is no easy feat. i'm thinking of you, hang in there. you're one of the strongest moms i know! (not just saying that, either. you inspire me a lot)
xo Meghann