Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Lazies

Back when I was teaching, well I'm still teaching, but back when I taught public school, my teaching partners and I would sometimes would say that kids who were able to do things, but chose not to had a sickness we lovingly called "The Lazies". Well, lately, I have had a serious case of the lazies myself! It all started in June. Paisley and I went to Virginia to visit friends for 5 days, came back home for 9 days, then went to TN, then to Hilton Head, then back to TN. We were practically gone the whole month of June, and didn't get home to stay until July 5th. Needless to say, we were exhausted when we got back from all our travels, so we took a few days off. After a short recovery period, I decided it was time for Paisley to learn to sleep. Vacation had done it for me. There was no sense in a 6 month old child to eat every 2-3 hours during the night, and certainly no sense in me having to spend $12.99 on Lanolin ointment while we were in Hilton Head, when I have a perfectly good tube at home, but NEVER thought I would need it at 6 months old...see I had had enough. So Paisley did great, learned to sleep MUCH better with just a little nudge from Jason and I, didn't put up much of a fight at all- but more on that when we do the 6/7 month update.

So after Paisley started sleeping better, now I have no excuse for not having a spic-and-span house, laundry done, and a pie in the oven when Jason comes home from work, right? Not to mention a sweet, well-rested baby girl sitting pretty with a bow in her hair ready to play with Daddy-o. HAH- in a dreamland. I JUST cleaned up after the vacation laundry bomb that went off downstairs, but it has yet to be all put away. I also need to change out Paisley's closet, as a lot of her things she has out grown. I need to get MY OWN closet under control, as I have had too many wardrobes in the last year (Barely pregnant summer clothes, maternity Fall/Winter clothes, maternity post-preggo clothes, still can't quiet fit in my old clothes Spring clothes, and finally, I still can't find all my summer clothes-wardrobes). And with all that to do, I still sit here and blog. Or read. ("Redeeming Love"-Francine Rivers, it's addicting) Or I run around town. Or I research and start planning Paisley's first birthday party. (Crazy, I know). Or I look at the new cute Castles and Crowns, Kelly's Kids, Baby Lulu, etc clothes for Paisley for Fall. See? "The Lazies" is a total sickness.

So basically, I start school in about 1 month. So TODAY, I am making a list of things to do before I go back to work. I do only work 4 half days, but the mornings I am off will consist of *keeping* the house under control, and not trying to get it under control, and Friday's will consist of *keeping* my sanity and spending time with friends/playgroups/just plain having fun. So I am promising, that I am putting a stop to my case of the week. :)

Can't leave you without a picture of Little Princess P.

1 comment:

  1. i don't think there's such a thing as a lazy mom if you have a clean, happy, breathing child:)