Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wishful Thinking

I have enjoyed every minute of my niece's visit. But the thought that I'd have the opportunity to "get stuff done" was horribly misguided. I haven't been able to grab more than a minute away for myself... let alone do our taxes.

Our house has never looked worse more played in...

(Oh and that big stack of folded blankets?!... that is an improvement.)

Walking around the house has been like walking through a field of land mines for a woman with a broken butt. Seriously. It's been a real hazard. I almost wiped out yesterday on some foam fort pillars.

What was I thinking... get stuff done ?!... what a joke. I was deluded I must admit.

Three kids has been a joy though. I like the way it feels around the dinner table. It just feels right. I told Mr F that I do want three kids after all.

He told me to get back to him after I'm watching the baby in the Fall.

Kill joy.

Oh and there is that little hiccup involving his sterilization...

Ah well.


P/F said...


Two are way harder than one, three have been easier for me than two. But way more crazy. But way more fun.

Elizabeth said...

Well you can always obtain a child from cambodia or china or something...

<--- inappropraite adoption humor is inappropriate.

Marie said...

So everyone's house DOESN'T look like that on a daily basis? Its really just mine? Hmmm...

Three are crazier than two..better crazy in some ways and worse crazy in others. I can't imagine trying to entertain such vast age differences at one time! My girls are 4, 3, and 18 months, and I'm having a hard time to find things for the older 2 to do that the baby won't destroy or that the baby can do that is still entertaining for the older two. And that is only a total span of 3 years!!

BsOnlyToots said...

Hehe thats my house daily before clean up time! lol I let them trash it but they have to clean it up too! lol

I thought I was crazy when I had kid number 2, then when 3 came It wasn't any big difference, so 4 and 5, was like eh, toss another in the bunch, no biggie! lol

My kids are ages, 9(girl), 6(boy), 4(girl), 2 girl), 1(girl), oh and 31(boy) What?!?! I cant count hubby? He does act like a child?!

Renee said...

I USED to think I wanted three..have always heard that the 2nd is the toughest (which I've come to realize) but after that, no big difference...I can't imagine that now though!

That is what my house looks like on a daily basis....I've been on a mission to clean up and organize but it is a SLOWWWWW process....all this stuff is bringing me down and I've got to get some order to the chaos! I think I've caught that 'funk' you were in a while back!!!! Spring fever maybe?

Christy said...

I have 3 and that is how my house looks ALL of the time.

P.O.M. said...

I dont know how you do it. I babysat my neices (3 and 1yr old) for about 4.5 hours on Saturday and it wiped me out. So what if the house gets a little crazy - at least they are having fun and will remember that it's to play.

My grandparents always had the creepy living room that you can't do anything in. To this day when we go there, we all just sit around and stare at each other. Totally awkward.

Claire said...

My four daughters, now all grown up, know my favorite quote is:

"At the worst a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived." Rose Macaulay 1924

If I had the time I would do it in cross stitch and hang on a wall - right now it is stuck to my refrigerator with a magnet! Your photos gave me a real good dose of "flashback!"

Mrs Furious said...

" three have been easier for me than two"
I think there might be something to that.

what adoption humor isn't ever appropriate?!
I do think about adopting but more likely US and not an infant.

" Its really just mine?"
Shh... ours does look close to this everyday.
Oh I think the wider age difference makes it easier. Their interest levels are different but there is no competition.

"toss another in the bunch, no biggie!"
I met a man at the grocery store a couple years ago. He had 8 kids and he said the biggest leap was 1 to 2 after that is was not so hard to add another.

" I think I've caught that 'funk' you were in a while back!"
Oh no. I agree that the weather is not helping matters.... too back and forth with the extreme cold.

LOL... that does make me feel better.

" I babysat my neices (3 and 1yr old) for about 4.5 hours "
Ah... well... the secret is that you are willing to ignore your own kids more than you can ignore someone else's kids. Giving your undivided attention gets old after awhile ;)

"At the worst a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived."
Oh I love that.
I'd put it on my fridge too but you wouldn't be able to see it due to all the fridge clutter! ;)

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