In order for you to understand how far gone I am right now, you have to know that looking at the title of this post is making a Veggie Tales song run through my head.
It's called "Busy" and it is extremely annoying.
It is very sad and wrong that a Veggie Tales song is stuck in my head.
But it's not surprising.
I'm sort of walking around in a state of delirium.
Caused by these people.
They are kicking my butt.
I can't blame it all on Davy because he's a good sleeper.
I get a good 6 or 7 hour stretch out of him every night. And then I feed him and he goes right back to sleep.
But if you have ever experienced interrupted sleep, over and over for weeks on end, you know it starts to mess you up.
Especially when you can't be sure of a nap at some point in the day.
It's all of them.
Not that I don't love them to pieces, because I do.
It's just that there are a lot of them and 1 of me and I'm operating on a sleep deficit that is probably not healthy.
And when your day with children starts at 6 or 7 am and doesn't end until 10 pm, you get a little stir crazy.
For example, at 10 when the baby goes down, you know you should go to bed, but you are so stoked to have a moment to complete a thought or, sweet fancy Moses!, a sentence, that you just stay up.
To talk to your husband, to read a magazine or book, to go out with a friend or even blog.
And while this is refreshing at the moment, after a time, your mind starts to go.
That's where I'm at right now.
I don't write during the day--I have a myriad of other duties to attend to.
If I try to squeeze in blogging, time with my kids suffer and I don't want them to remember me writing about our life on my blog instead of living it.
Thus, if the nights don't allow for blogging, it doesn't happen.
And lately, it's not happening.
I miss it a lot, but like I keep reminding myself, this is a season.
I am learning, again, that I can't do everything. (think I get the lesson now, OK?)
Some days it feels like I can't do anything.
Except: feed the kids, nurse the baby, set up the pool, make some beds, make some snacks, nurse the baby, referee arguments,wash some dishes, make some lunch, nurse the baby, read stories, make some snacks, go for a walk,nurse the baby....
You get the idea.
I am deep in the throes of Mommydom right now.
I'm glad to be here, but I'll also be glad to come up for air.
This week I'm at "home" in Fallbrook, staying at my parents, and taking the kids to VBS at my dad's church.
We do it every year and my kids would not miss it for the world.
They even chose this over camping.
Even though it's a busy week, it will nice to be around other adults--especially ones who like to play with my kids (thanks dad!) and hold the baby and make dinner. (thanks mom!)
And we'll go swim at my in laws as often as possible. (thanks mom and dad!)
I'm looking forward to the change of scenery.
Except I miss Aaron like crazy.
I guess I can't have it all.
So I won't be here this week--I'm taking another summer vacation.
However, in honor of my birthday (I'm turning 35 on Wednesday. Eeek!) I am posting a gift guide over at Picnics In the Park.
There will be fun new stuff to drool over every day.
I can pull it off because I do not have to generate content.
It's another little break.
Go check me out over there and do some shopping.
Even if it's just window shopping like I'm doing.
It's still fun. Promise.
I'll see you at Picnics and then back here next week.