Friday, May 10, 2013

Bright spots

After 5 years you kinda forget how much work it is to take care of a baby.  You get spoiled when your 5 year old can get up in the morning by herself and get a snack.  Babies take a lot of time and energy.  Add to that the daily chores you must do to not end up living in filth and starving to death.

Overwhelmed is an understatement.  I started getting sad about it all today when I looked at the list of things I have to get done today.  Grocery shopping, putting away said groceries, 5 loads of laundry, dishes, make the bed, light cleaning so I don't die tripping over toys, etc.  Add to that taking care of 2 kids and a dog.  Getting ready for school, getting breakfast, packing a lunch, feeding baby, changing baby, cloth baby, feeding dog, walking to school, walk dog around block,  picking up dog poop, feeding baby again, changing baby again...all while trying to keep the baby from crying because you aren't holding her.

It's depressing.  All I want is to be able to add something fun to my list and actually get to do it.  I have had so many things that I have wanted to make but I just don't have the time to get the stuff out and actually do it.

So in an effort to cheer myself up I decided to walk around my house and find those little things that I see and walk by everyday that make me happy.  I just need to remember to seek those things when I am feeling overwhelmed. 

Yes I just complained about this one but her little smile will melt your heart

I just complained about this one too but a dogs unconditional love and happiness is like nothing else.  You can leave the house for 30 seconds and come back and they act like you have been gone for days.

How can a giant jar of bouncy balls not make you smile?

Great notes from a 5 year old

My opossum picture

A giraffe birthday party

Wanting some skimmer jeans and finding a pair of too short jeans in your closet that you already had.  And they aren't too tight.  Perfect.

Yummy smelling Zum Mist

Mobiles from great friends

Cute little thrifted clocks


13 great years with my Dogwoo.  Look at that dog smile.


Squishy baby wraps

Little baby dresses that get to be worn again

More reminders of kind loving friends

The Tarzan to my Jane.  And a little Finley Jane