Here are the oldest two this afternoon, searching for a mama T-rex. They saw lots of signs but no dinosaurs.
It seems like every winter I write some ridiculously personal post where laundry is aired and lots of embarrassing adjectives are used. Apparently this year is no different. I'm just going to put it out there, and God knows why.
Three kids under the age of six including a baby. Life is a cycle of washing, dressing, feeding, cleaning, going to sleep late, waking up multiple times at night and getting up early to repeat the whole thing again and again and again. The oldest says really rude things without understanding. The middle one is 2 and screaming for fun because he figured out that he can. He has no volume control. Think "Jingle Bells" at the top of his lungs.. He is offended by everything, picking fights with his brother and then screaming his displeasure. The youngest is a baby and the easiest to manage. The house is a wreck 24/7. It looks like a dumpster blew up. There is constantly a pile of dishes in the sink, crumbs/craft scraps/legos/diapers/outright trash on the floor and baskets of laundry all over the place.. i am still slopping around in maternity jeans because my old ones don't fit and all the shop fittting rooms are still closed. It's exausting and demoralizing. This is the longest I've sat down in days, having said "screw it" to the mess for a night.
My husband and I get to sit down together for about a half hour each night, tops. We watch Jeopardy together.
The yard is a mess. The oldest had a pet silkie chicken named PomPom. Yesterday I caught a hawk eating it.
Let's continue. Why not.
I am so very lonely. The only people we see with any regularity are my in-laws and sometimes my dad. I very much miss our friends. And just having a regular life.
My weight is out of control. Part of me is grateful we don't see anyone because I'm ashamed of how fat I am. It's a nice combination of baby weight, too many ramen noodles (which are really good made Thai style, thanks pandemic cooking) and too much alcohol .
And what the hell is going on with this country. Did everyone see the news today? I just absolutely don't get it. This man has mocked every demographic possible; women, children, minorities, immigrants, veterans, the disabled. He's done nothing for the country but incite hate and unrest. I absolutely respect the first ammendment. Everyone has a right to voice their opinion but my god, could someone please explain the continued support here because I just don't get it.
I am struggling. Really struggling right now. This pandemic just gone on so damn long. And we are lucky to have not been effected in a serious way by it. I understand that.
The highlight of my week was watching Jeopardy last night. The topic involved words related to trees. I don't remember the question but a contestant actually buzzed in and guessed "what is a dick" and Alex said, honest to God, "I know nothing about a dick tree". We got a big laugh out of that one.
So happy Wednesday everyone.