Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What's been going on here...

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!  We sure did.  Rich wanted to bring the girls to visit with his mom that morning and told me I could take a nap while they were out and about.  A few days prior, Allie asked if they could bring me breakfast in bed for Mother's Day.  I suggested that we go out for breakfast so that we could all enjoy a meal together and have some "special family time."  Rich agreed and I was still able to take my nap after we ate.

I have to comment on how well behaved the girls were.  I was so proud of them and I couldn't keep from smiling (a slightly dorky smile, I'm sure) whenever anyone at the restaurant, a local breakfast joint, wished me a happy Mother's Day.  A few patrons asked if the girls are triplets.  It's funny because I feel like we went through a period of time where the question-asking had declined.  It seems to be back now.  Last week, Emily asked, "Why do people always ask if we're triplets?"  Rich and I chuckled.

My CPA license needs to be renewed next month and guess how many CPE hours I need?  Yeah, a lot.  I'm flat out at work so I've been trying to squeeze in some online training during my "free" (haha) time at home.  My brain doesn't function as well as it used to so listening to Barbie Princess Pop Star while trying to learn about CFCs was quite difficult.

My leg was feeling much better last week so I planned to test it out with a 1 mile run Friday night.  I had been messing around on Thursday doing planks, which left my leg feeling a bit wonky so I decided to pass.  A few more days of rest and that's it though.  This is getting to be ridiculous and I'm a bit bummed out because I think we may not run that 5K because of this. (insert sad face here.)

Anna is still finishing her antibiotics but she was a completely different child after 24 hours of medicine.   (Knock on wood.)  So far, no one else has a sore throat but we're not out of the woods yet.  I can't tell if Emily has a cold or if it's just spring allergies but Allie started up last night with a stuffy nose and a "thirsty" throat.  She was also complaining of being hungry right before bed even though Grammy said that she had just eaten a snack.  I think I only slept about 4 hours last night.  She was restless and crying out the entire night, which woke up Emily and Anna and then they wanted me to sleep in their beds.  Can I clone myself?  Needless to say, I am absolutely wiped out and quite surprised that I made it through the four meetings I had at work today.

You don't know what it's like to be a working parent until you're a working parent.  It doesn't matter if you had a bad night of sleep with your kids, you still need to get up out of bed and be productive.  You need to use your brain even when your brain just wants to shut down.  It can be draining on so many different levels.

Here's why I felt so bad for Anna last week.  Look at this sweetness.


(85mm, ISO 800, f/3.5, SS 1/80)

Her scabs are healing quite nicely.  Right now, she only has a pinkish area under her nose.  That scab was thin and fell off a few days ago.  I think it would have been much worse had she not been wearing a helmet.

One more thing before I sign off.  My doll house with the original furniture!  Can't beat the 1970s.



Merks said...

What you say is too true about being a working parent. I'm already worried about how we'll handle it now that we have three (hopefully my girls will be more helpful in the morning).

I love the dollhouse! We had my BIL build one using plans from Ana White's site and my girls LOVE the house. They have such big imaginations at this age.

JEN said...

Being a working mom is rough! I hear you! Each day, I try to do what I can. It has to be good enough.

KimB said...

You might be tired as usual [:)] Sarah, but you do sound very upbeat in this post. It's very nice to read.

Sarah G said...

Anna looks just like Rich in that picture, eyes, nose and mouth!

Such beautiful little ladies.

Zoe said...

Love your doll house! I want one for my daughter! Youve given me a good idea :)

Anonymous said...

I love the curls at the end of the ponytail that Allie (I'm guessing, in the middle) has...such a beautiful blonde color too that they all have.

Love the doll house too, looks like a lot of fun.

SpinaBifida.net Admin said...

Sarah, you're right being a working mom is tough but I think your doing a fantastic job! Allie wanted to make you breakfast which shows she has a kind heart (probably from you) and at the restaurant when that person commented that your children are well behaved that must of made you feel amazing :) you must be doing something right! Looks like Anna is doing better :)

jenn said...

They are all so adorable. I also have my original dollhouse that my now passed grandfather built for me when I was little. I wasn't sure I'd ever have daughters to pass it along to, but sure enough, I'm excited for my two to get to use it. How special. www.twobytwomom.com