Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The One With The Mom Post

Being a mom is hard. That's just a no brainer. It's not something that I even think about most of the time. But times there are clusters of tough times that really test me and teach me patience.

I had to give Naomi two baths yesterday. Before noon. Which meant a total of 3. It's hard to describe but she is just a very messy child and needs a bath every night, no questions asked. Her first bath yesterday was because of a particularly icky diaper she had made overnight. She's potty trained except for nighttime and she had had an icky diaper in the middle of the night that needed more care than a baby wipe.

About 10 a.m. it became very quiet and I found that she had gotten ahold of a brand new tub of Eucerin for her excema and polished all of the wood on the headboard and footboard in Tristan's room with it.

Bath #2.

In the afternoon, where she found a marker I have no idea. I just know what she did with it. Drew all over her face and arms.

But, I waited till after dinner because inevitably that's our most needed bath of the day :p

Naomi has an allergist appointment this morning because she apparently has an allergy to spaghetti sauce/tomatoes? She got ravioli sauce on her skin last month and it caused her to scream and it to boil up. So, hopefully we'll get to the bottom of that.

Parker only slept a few hours last night so I need to take him in as well to find out what's wrong with him. I had to sit up with him for hours while he just cried and cried. I wish David were here.


Eve said...

Oh no chika :( Parenting is the hardest job in the world! I hope your day is better today!!

Cindy said...

Did you get pictures of Naomi decorated with marker "art"? Lol!
I hope your day goes well for you today!

barb said...

Here's to an easier day, Lena!

KirstyB said...

Oh Lena...I feel your pain. I didn't really want to play the single mother role either. Some days are harder than others....heck, some WEEKS are harder than others! But we survive and carry on...HUGS!!!!

Claudi said...

Oh lena, my friend! what a hard day:-( I hope today is a better day for you! hey, btw I didn't know, that you and tabatha are bella gypsys design! Great!!! I love your stuff

Jennifer W. said...

And I thought it was tough to deal with the laziness and disrespect of teenagers...they probably should bathe twice a day too, but lucky if we can get them in the shower once.

Audrey said...

I'm so glad my girls are older now -- we've outgrown the multiple baths, thankfully. Hang in there, girl.

and I KNOW I've asked this before, but where in Kentucky are you?

Amanda said...

(((HUGS))) I hope today is better.

Amanda said...

Oh sweetie! I know it is hard. But at least baths keep her entertained and confined! LOL!