so flipping tired again

tired mom

I’m so flipping tired

I was driving home after dropping off Viv at camp and thought, what is this feeling I have?  oh, yes, joy, calm, I’m rested!!  It’s been years, but I was reminded of MUCH MORE rested I am with a 6 and 9 year old when we recently stayed at my friend who has a 7 month old and a 2 year old.

the old days

the old days. Brand New Rex..wonder what happened to that blanket?

I was so happy to snuggle with the big, fat baby thighs and I felt AWESOME that I could help my friend and get her baby boy to sleep  3 times!  I still got it!!.  I told my kids, “smell that neck, nothing like it!”.  But, man o man.  That juggle of two small kids and her husband was working.. woof.  No wonder I just started thinking clearly.  So, I’m posting this video because though I do get more sleep now, I know there are those out there that are still in the trenches.

Successful Toilet training!

Yes, you heard me right.  Here is how I did it.  ( sort of)  It really worked ( sort of)

I also bribed him with a doggie.  Lots him grunting on the john “mama, ( bearing down, then release) Can I have a doggie now?”

Ironically, once he was fully toilet trained he said he didn’t want a doggie.

Me:  Why not?

Rex: ” I don’t want to clean up their poo.”

See, no one does.