Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Laundry, boogers and lice

Aren't you so enthralled with the above title? I'm eris coming around. One of her first questions she asked was "Why don't you have kids of your own?", followed by "Would you have taken us, if Little one was older". She completely parentifies her relationship/role with Little one and wants to make sure if I'm giving Little one her required medicine, changing her frequently - etc. She is a great helper and is starting to communicate more appropriately for her age. I took the girls to Cold Stone ice cream today and she said she had never been. I asked her if she had ever heard of Chuck E. Cheese and she said she had heard about it but never been (my mind racing - isn't their motto - where a kid can be a kid?).

I'm pretty sure I heard the washer and dryer both sigh this morning which reminds me that I want to have Duane put up a clothesline. We are doing laundry around the clock.... I got to pick Little one nose for about 25 minutes yesterday and that was more fun than should be allowed. The real hum dinger was the whole LICE issue we eradicated (she types as she itches her head, ACCCCCCK - I hope I don't have bugs) - the positive out of the lice experience is that Little one can now say buggy. She screamed bloody murder the entire time I washed her hair with the lice shampoo and then with the gel/comb process. I miss her terribly when she naps and feel so overwhelmed that when I sit down I just want to take a nap myself though I can hear the 50 million things rattling off in my mental to-do list.

Ok, I'm done. It's not complaining, more like updating and venting all at once. I've always known I was not cut out to be a SAHM and this week is the proof behind the statement. I have always admired and respected my IRL BFF and sister in law +many friends for being able to stay home and stay sane. My strengths lie elsewhere.

I'm hoping to escape - I mean leave the house for a few hours on Sunday to watch the new Sex in the City movie. YAY.


Jules said...

You're being too hard on yourself; it takes more than a weekend to get used to being a SAHM. And alcohol. Can't forget that.

Emily said...

What does it say about me that I came here for the title!

Hang in there - its not an overnight thing and you sound like you are doing amazing!

Io said...

Wheee! I am so excited that everything seems to be going so well, lice and all. You are doing an amazing job! It will get easier once you settle into a routine.

Amanda said...

Sounds like you're busy. Right there with you on the SAHM thing, sister.

Can't wait to hear more about your life these days. LOL.

kate said...

Yay for the clothesline! It really does make your clothes smell awesome, but it can be time consuming.

And oh, man. It makes me so sad that there are kids that have never been to the ice cream place or to Chuck E Cheese (I used to work there, but that's a story for another time...).

And lice! Eeeeeek! Man, you are made of strong stuff...

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness, it sounds like your first week has been just a biiiiit of a parenting boot camp for you! hahaha.

I have to say though, you've really had to hit the ground running with taking on these two little girls, and I know you're doing a fantastic job :) You have no idea how much I admire what you're doing!

Oh and YAY! for the Sex and the City movie, I can't wait to go see it either!! Hope you get to enjoy your little break :)

katd said...

You are doing so well. A really amazing job! It has to be so difficult to get into a routine, but you'll get there.

And yippee for the Sex and the City movie! I'm going tonight for a rare girls' night out, and I'm so excited! :)