There will always be dishes in the sink. I have a toddler. She is very active. I am the center of the world. Everything I do is interesting. If I let her eat on her own I will find a sensory experience mess afterwards. This is fine but then it needs to be cleaned up. I cook for the whole family. I also need to eat. I would like to eat without interruptions. Oh.. can you get me this and that and this other thing. Meanwhile, I have this small person on my lap trying to eat my food because the food on her plate is not good enough it has to be my food. I actually don’t mind having my child on my lap and eating off of my plate; the thing that bothers me is when my food gets eaten on the way to my mouth and my utensils get taken from me to be used as their own tool.
That is my after dinner rant. The only reason I can write that is because the husband/father is with the child. I am reminding him that it is bath time otherwise bath will be skipped. I don’t mind skipping bath time if the child is not dirty. She is singing along to a Chinese song, wa wa.
I get really tired of keeping everybody on time. On the weekends I like to sit and do nothing. I could happily sit and play games in my PJ’s all day and only make food for myself. I do enjoy when the partner takes an active roll and decides that it is time to go out and get some food without me and takes our small person with him instead of leaving her with me. (unless she is sleeping) If she is sleeping it would be nice for me to go outside and have my hands and mind free to do things.
Our child has chosen to skip a bath in favour of a breastfeed to sleep. I shall return?…
Yes. The young one had a bath, a breastfeed, a giggle, and more breastfeeds and then finally sleep.
A little about what I have been doing. I have joined a karate class. I made peanut butter at home several times and am getting good at making the nut butters. The Marie Kondo method of tidying has helped me start to get organized. Miranda’s clothes that are too small have been put away and will wait until our second child to be used again. After the next child I will not store the old clothes that our children will have outgrown. I will pass them onto the next people with the small new lives.
I am getting better at getting rid of things that we don’t use, won’t use, and I don’t like. Bringing small joys into the house. I Like the 5 new umbrellas that are rainbow coloured that I got because it is starting to rain.
Oh no. I think I am getting a cold. time for sleep.
Good night all. Sleep as well as you can.