I had a very slack week last week with the washing and cleaning really been neglected with me doing the bare minimum for the day. ALlen was fantastic getting all the washing done for me over the weekend and that takes forever with 5 kids! I do 2 loads a day pretty much just to keep up with it, so it doesnt take much to get behind.
We had a whole day at home yesterday just having a family day at home playing cards and just being together instead of running somewhere. The kids really enjoyed it plaing Phase 10 and Uno, then watching Toy Story 3 in the afternoon :o)
Today is the start of another week and beack to work I go... @ loads of washing done, slept the floor emtyed the dishwasher and restacked it. cleaned the benches down and washed the kitchen table after breakfast, gone to playgroup and gave the kids their morning tea and lunch, folded 2 loads of washing and about to put 2 kids down for a nap. phew! Then theres afternoon tea after their nap then we start the tea time routine of bath, dinner, book, bottle for Niamh then bed.. and inbetween I still have the baby to feed his lunch and breastfeed, and change his nappy :o) Can't wait till Tuesday when the kids are at daycare !
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Its official Im so tired my eyes are hanging by a thread. I can understand why sleep deprevation is used in was as a tourturing devise. Its been 8 weeks (9 this week) since Hezekiah has slept properly and Im exhausted :o( Im living off about 4 hours of broken sleep a night and my body is not coping very well at all. Im living off chocolate at the moment just to keep me awake and some what functioning. I say somewhat because Ive been grumpy and a pain to live with this whole time and I can say that with no guilt what so ever. At times I have been so tired that I have cried and cried because my body is screaming for sleep.
As mothers we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to talking to each other we all believe that everyone else is doing fine and that we have the only child on the planet who isnt sleeping or eating their vegies or who won't tolit train or clean their room. The fact is we are just part of a giant club that no one wants to admit being a member of. "Hi my names Katherine and my baby refuses to sleep". "Hi Katherine"..... I was listening to a friend today talk about the sleeping problems that she is having and I told her your not alone and just because your doing things that the ëxperts" say not to do doesnt make you a bad parent! It just makes you a good one it menas you have recognised that there is a problem and that you are doing whats best for you and your baby and you have recognised what works for that individual situation! Don't berate yourself for not getting the washing done, or tea is late because the baby is crying all day giving you enough time to dash to the bathroom and back and thats it. Just relax and set some goals hey lets try and do this today and if that gets done then great but if it doesnt then who cares ! We'll try again in the morning. I myself am going to be trying something different this week and I'll let you know if Ive been successful Im optimistic but not going to flog a dead horse if its not working. Wish me luck... and hey text me if you up cause I'll probably be up too :o)
Posted by Katherine at 11:26 PM
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Ok as promised ; I tried to post on the RS site but it wont let me hmm???
So check out what we have on this month.
8th Play group at suzannes 10am
9th Monster Youth Challenge at Deloraine Chapel 7-9.30pm
15th Sewing at Phylis 7pm
16th Family reunion dinner with the Young Women and RS please bring a dish related to your heritage 6pm
21st Cooking at Suzannes ; Bread/ Flour
23rd Bush Dance at Chapel
24th Temple Fireside with Elder Hoare of the 70 and pressident Lobey the temple pressident.
We also need VT reported please.
5th Valeria Tolputt
7th Yvonne Dunthorn
9th Emma Porter
10th Rachel Brown
11th Luz Bellchambers
13th Zuleika Buck
31st Beverly Scott.
Posted by Katherine at 2:50 PM