My Daily Struggle
Watching four kids every day can sometimes be fun, sometimes be challenging, sometimes it's complete Hell! I'll just be honest, those of you with four kids of your own can attest, I'm sure.
This post is about one of those very challenging days when nothing goes as planned.
On this particular day, I was trying to get them all down for a nap. We do have a routine, and most days it works perfectly. This day was off- in so many ways.
One of the boys was asleep already. Harper was on the verge of sleep, but just needed to be rocked for two minutes and then put down. So, I was in the other room rocking her, per usual. Audrey and the other boy were sitting on the couch reading books. So, I thought I'd put Harps down and then go grab them. Well, Harper had just closed her eyes when Audrey screams, "Mama!"
"Audrey Rose, you know not to scream when I'm rocking. Why are you screaming at me?"
"I can't tell you, mama. I have to show you."
That's always a good sign.
So, I cart the now wide awake baby into the living room to see what could have possibly happened in a matter of 2 minutes.
The living room floor, the couch, the kid- all covered in baby powder.
I had no reaction, really. I just looked at the boy thinking, "Wow. You're fast."
He grinned from ear to ear, all the while holding the powder. He was so proud of himself.
I said, "Don't move. I have to get my camera."
Both kids ran around in the "snow" for a couple of minutes before I rounded them up for their nap.
My living room smells great!