i'm out of sorts today - not sleeping well, pleghm, being behind and lots of other stuff makes me just like fuzzy. much like the focus on at f/1.8. one point is sharp and the rest vary from being completely blurred to having pretty shiny beads.
the girls are wonderful, funny, exhausting and beautiful. it never pays to try and match wits with a brilliant four-year-old so i often found myself at the short end. just suffice to say i watch way too much spongebob, hannah and olivia. the baby is a dear but has found her 'no' voice and has become a regular mockingbird. hmmm
i think i knew i was out 'manned' when i was proud of myself for bathing and feeding the baby with little incident and was in the process of getting dinner together for ga. as i found i'm not a multi-tasking mom sort, the baby covered herself in poo - panicked, i rushed her to the changing table just as the older one announced her tummy hurt. *eep* funny, when you're keeping children you find yourself saying sentences that you never thought would fall out of your mouth like 'then go sit on the potty and wait for me.' as i emerged from the stink of one, the other announced she only need to poot. *sigh*
but they are gorgeous and enchanting my little darlings. and the nephews are so adorable with them. my youngest nephew is a real ladykiller as both flock to him, begging for stories. thank god for my sister coming to help out some or i really would be insane. my favorite story (my sister swears i'm evil). well, there is background as it can be a daily struggle to convince ga to dress these days. yesterday morning was no exception as she tried to negotiage additional time in pj's to watch television. as the dog barked a visitor, she asked 'who is it' and i found myself saying 'i hope it's not your mommy and daddy' - i've never seen a child run sooooooo fast. but, she has a daily checklist of things to do and dressing without whining is one. is that evil.....or, just taking advantage of an opportunity? i think its so working girl and not my best friend's wedding.
but, it's good to be home and back in my environment. though all the kissing and cuddling was wonderful - i don't know how mommies do it sometimes. hats off to you mothers out there - you work your butts off don't you? question - why is it that the oldest child knows exactly which toy will get the maximum squeal from the baby when selected?
the pugs and cat seem happy to have me home.