I heard once that a comedian had explained what it feels like to have your fourth child like this: Imagine you're drowning in the ocean. And then someone comes up and says, "Here! Have a baby!" and tosses it in to you.
I've related to that over and over and over during the past year.
But, I think I'm finally learning how to stay afloat again. Or, maybe things are just getting easier now that I don't have the demands of a newborn on my hands, in addition to everything else.
Today was a busy day, but a fun one for the kids. I broke out the tole paints and let them get creative with some wooden bird houses. Then we actually had a successful and *fairly* quick trip to Target. And then we went swimming.
All before lunch.
It may have been a bit too much though, because Baby B took a 3 1/2 hour nap to recover and Little M spend most of soccer practice bawling on the sidelines.
Oh well. We still had a lot of good times in there. And I really didn't mind the 3 1/2 hour break from my intense toddler.