Tuesday, November 29, 2011

happy balls

today has been a very productive day so far. i did some essential grocery shopping this morning, fed my kids breakfast, lunch and snacks, did 3 loads of laundry, filled and emptied and re filled the dishwasher, read christmas stories to the kids, swept and mopped the kitchen floor, vacuumed the living room and even had time to bring my kids outside so the boys could ride their bikes in the driveway. all this while keeping the baby happy, which is not always an easy feat. i'm posting this because you have no idea how proud i am of myself.

because there have been plenty of days where things have not gone so well. where we set off to the grocery store for a few things, and i get samuel wrestled into the front of the shopping cart and ava wrestled into my faithful moby wrap (because this one time i set her car seat in the front of the shopping cart with her in it....and it fell off, onto the pavement. with her still in it. super traumatic for both of us) and just when i'm thinking that i'm Super Mom because i haven't forgotten anything on my list and we are headed back to the car, i suddenly remember that i need to wrestle 3 children into their car seats. and then once we're home, i need to get them all out of their car seats and into the house, along with lots of bags of heavy groceries. and that i have to put the cold stuff in the fridge, but that the boys will be whining for a snack and ava will be crying for a boob. and that its a half hour past sam's nap time, but i can't put him in bed until i've changed his poopy diaper. and just as i've realized all of this, ava decides to have a blowout of epic proportions, with yellow mustard poop climbing all the way up her little back. and then we all have a  good cry. on those days i try really really hard not to vent my frustrations onto my children and decide instead to aim them towards the dummy who came up with the idea of "keeping all of the balls in the air" because doesn't that just sound like a fun little game, with happy little balls in the air? because i'm here to tell you that IT'S NOT A FUN LITTLE GAME. sometimes it really stinks.

but today all of my balls stayed in the air and they remained happy little balls, which makes me a big happy mama ball. and i just wanted to share that.


Jessica LaTour said...

Those kind of days are so encouraging!

villagegirl said...

Oh man, I totally get that! Those are days you must tuck away in your memory for the days that the balls flop to the ground.
Yay you! One day is better than none day.:)

kelly ens said...

I'm glad you were able to have a happy balls kind of day :)

rachel joy said...

Great post, Heidi!

Julie said...

Your doing great! Way to have a super productive day! Sometimes those grocery shopping trips are no fun at all, there are good ones, and horrible ones :o)

drea :: dre of white stables said...

so glad you had a good day! sometimes that's just what we need to keep on going!

Anonymous said...

I was just reading your blog for the first time - came from MGCC's Annelisa's site - and just had to respond about your wee ones sleep concerns. I personally can endorse Dawnn Whitakker from www.cheekychops.ca She is a sleep consultant that has helped many families! Check our her site - she has a blog too. She is amazing and lives in the lower mainland (although she serves clients all over) You sound like a great Mom but a baby that has sleep issues makes those happy balls harder to keep up:) Good luck!

Grandma J. said...

I Love your new blog look Heidi. Praying your happy days continue as you juggle those balls. XO

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