Wowsers! I’ve been gone for a bit! It’s crazy how, “I’ll do it this week” turns into the following week, and then the following week, and then two months pass. Geez Louise.
Well, a lot has transpired in my life. The family went away on a big trip to meet up with my Hawaiian/Japanese family to Las Vegas. We have fostered a couple more times and have adopted a puppy! My beloved grandmother passed away. Busy with more shelter/volunteer work, some makeup jobs, reading, meditation courses and lots of meditation. Oh, and my family! My #1 priority and the most time consuming aspect of my life has been keeping me busier than ever. We’ve picked some strawberries, some blueberries, gone to some beaches, to some farms, lots of playdates and mini vacas. Some broken bones, lots of scrapes, tears, laughter and smiles. Lots of nature DVDs going through this house as Max is addicted to wildlife and ‘being’ the wildlife. Imagination galore in our home.
I’ve had lots of time in my head thinking of all the things I want to write about but alas, I am totally pooped after bedtime. The wake up hour is anywhere between 6a.m. and 8a.m. these days, so I’ve been trying to stay afloat by getting some kind of sleep. Someone is waking up every night, (Still!! I thought it was supposed to get better after 2 1/2 yrs damn it!) so my sleep is always interrupted and that is another reason why I try to go to bed by 11pm. Sometimes it’s earlier, sometimes it’s later. Either way, this blog is a labor of love, and I need a good while to write it before I publish. So, unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be getting published lately!
It’s funny how I have turned out to be the parent I said I wouldn’t be as far as the sleep situation is concerned. I always said that I would always sleep in my own bed, and the kids would sleep in their beds-no matter what. No more co-sleeping once they were over a year old. Now my house is like musical beds at night, starting off in one bed, and ending up in another halfway through the night. It has turned out that I do whatever works to get the most sleep because I really feel like fighting it is a losing battle. The twins start off in their own beds, but my oldest Max is a very dependent sleeper. He is sure to wake up halfway through the night to crawl into our bed. A big no-no to a lot of parents (especially my previous self) but now I just think, “eh, whatever works”. I have learned to go with the flow more and my patience has extended in some areas and has also decreased in some areas as well (I need to work on that).
It will be a good thing to sit down and make time to recap some of these events and catch up.
It’s bedtime now, so it will have to be tomorrow.
If not tomorrow, then the next day.
If not then, it will be the next day……