Y’all, I am tired. Whooped.
Between the embryo known as Ruffle Butt and the hellishly hot temperatures outside, I can barely rouse enough energy to look after my kiddo and get dinner on the table.
My house is “first trimester clean,” meaning that although the trash manages to get into the trashcan, there is always a load of dishes waiting to go into the dishwasher and if you walk through the living room at night you do so at your own risk of impaling your feet on a toy.
Let’s not even talk about the laundry right now.
This week has kicked my butt and it’s only Tuesday night.
We did manage to get out of the house a couple times in the last few days though. On Sunday we went out to the country to visit Greta and the fam for the little girls’ birthday.
Greta made tie dyed t-shirts for the kids during the party, and Monkey’s came out super cute. One day I’ll even take it out of the washer and dry it so he can wear it.
On Monday, Monkey and I met up with some friends and took a “tour” of a chocolate factory where I ate approximately two metric tons of peanut butter fudge. It’s not my fault – the guy kept walking by with the treat tray and my hand just wasn’t able to avoid the trip from the tray to my mouth.
Monkey was thrilled with the whole thing. He nommed the heck out of a chocolate-covered marshmallow and stole two of my fudge chunks as well.
Later he ran off some energy with his pal and a few dinosaurs.
I am so thankful for that little guy. It’s like he knows I’m not firing on all cylinders right now and he gives me a lot of leeway.
He doesn’t hold it against me that I disappear to my room and pass out on the bed as soon as his daddy walks in the door in the evening.
He’s totally fine with yogurt and carrots for lunch, and will share whatever I’m eating for dinner so that I don’t have to fix him his own plate.
And he will come up to me every so often while I’m laying on the couch, cup my face in his hands and declare, “Mama, I need a hug.”
Me too, buddy. Me too.
Whatcha been up to this week? Wanna share some camera phone photos with us?
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