Three.

Three is hard.
I love it- but it’s hard– I’ve not been able to keep up on everything and sorry to say my blog has been kinda, well really, low down on the list lately-

So to all who’s asked questions- I’ve heard ya and I promise I’ll reply soon, and those who have featured me– thank you thank you so much– I’m trying to get there and post what I need to post. Soon I promise :)

Anyways back to three :)
I swear I’ve lost all my memory- I can’t even seem to have a conversation where I don’t lose my train of thought at least once while having it. Anyone else experience this?
And the postpartum rollercoaser– Come on!– I swear one day I’m to the point of being insanely giddy and chatty cathy, to the next being so depressed that I don’t want to hardly talk and nothing seems worth doing :) I’m waiting for the normal me to return– so’s Dave :)
But so far the hardest part of having three is the learning not to be the Mrs. Control it all.

See I make lists– Lots of lists– lists all over the place– we’re list happy over here—come join the makin lots of lists party..

and for some reason I receive such satisfaction crossing off those little bullets– It’s my secret addiction– I can’t wait to cross them off– Oh the sweet bliss I get when I slowly cross out that line :)
but well having three has made that list crossing off so SLLOWWW– if I get one or two done a day it’s like hallelujah let’s do the happy dance :)

And the house cleaning and staging( cuz’ we’re trying to sell our home now)–

well it’s taken awhile– (Dave left this for me in the dust one morning :) to my defense I had just sanded all the doors in our house to paint them when this occurred :)

Than there’s the dressing and care of the kiddo’s

Brynley for sure has had quite the unique choice of outfits lately, and I’ll admit the lunch meal has pretty much been replaced with “Just eat whatever you want and can reach” and Dave of course has had to help a lot lately– course he’s just amazing like that and always helps usually.

Of course these are the joys of motherhood– and really the blessings. I’d say they far outweigh the cons,
but when your feeding the baby and you’ve just cleaned the house spotless, (and I mean cleaned- cleaned all day and all night so that there is not a speck of dirt or clutter) and you hear your kiddo’s whispering in the kitchen “shh- don’t touch anything– don’t tell mom” Your patience is really tried—

cuz sure enough you’ll find this– and mud and dirt everywhere :) 
due note they are still alive– I didn’t kill them– I remembered that having them is more meaningful to me than a clean house– but it was touch and go there for a moment :)

Oh the joys of three– please say I’ll get the hang of this eventually :) cuz I haven’t even mentioned the shopping– we won’t go there on this blog– it’s a very very dark place- and this blog is very PG :) eventually though right? Right?

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  1. June 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Literary masterpiece, nice writing!
    Love ya

  2. June 18, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Fellow list maker here. Our girls are 7, 4, and 2. It DOES get easier! Let’s just not talk about the shopping ;-)

  3. June 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Oh..I feel your pain! My kids are 2(he will be 3 in July) 1 (won’t be 2 til December) and 3 months. My husband is in Afghanistan.

    Right after my 3rd was born I ordered a Beco baby carrier. I carry Addyson and keep my previous two kid cart arrangement..I try to go in the morning and I never leave home without fruit snacks, or grapes, or some other food that gets eaten one at a time..
    I grocery shop weekly, to minimize the fullness of the cart!

    Yesterday I took all three of them to Anne Taylor Loft AND tried on clothes. (People will look at you like you are nutso)

    on Saturday I flew all three of them by myself on a 4 hour flight for the 2nd time. (I wore 1 on the front, 1 on the back and pushed 1 in the stroller) People took pictures of me with their iphones…

    No, this isn’t a brag board…I’m just letting you know, it CAN be done!..although, even after three months, I still get these “where’s So and so” feelings that one of them is lost. It happens even when they are all in front of me!

    I happened upon your blog from Knock Off Wood. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your farm table, and I’m scouring craigslist to find a copy cat!

    Congrats on baby number 3, I promise you will get the hang of it!

  4. June 23, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    ummm…my furniture looks like that, I haven’t even sanded any doors. :)

  5. July 1, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Alicia, you are so inspiring(0: I’m excited to someday have three(0: I always love your cute pictures too! Hollar if you need anything, kay? Don’t be a stranger! Also, you have an award waiting for you at my blog, because you are so ridiculously rockin’ awesome(0: Hugs friend(0: You’re doing great!

  6. July 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    It’s tough when as parents you are outnumbered.

    One thing I do occassionally is make a “not to do” list.

    Not everything is going to get done. So I pick somethings to let go & by putting it on a list, I feel good about not doing it. (for example: I’m not making cards any more or I’m not going to cook so much when there are tasty meals in the frozen food isle, I’m not going to fold my kids clothes- as long as the kids get them in their drawer, that’s going to be good enough.)

    Good luck & hang in there!

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