Ever have one of those days (or weeks) where you look around and draw a blank? Today is one of those days for me.

My clothes are covered in boogers and spit up and crumbs and dog hair. The dishwasher is screaming to be emptied, so that the dirty dishes that are piling up in the sink can be moved over. The kitchen floor is covered in pots, tupperware, magnetic letters and dried spit up from Madeline’s coughing fits. The family room looks like a small bomb of miniature figurines, sippy cups and books exploded. There are two laundry baskets full of clean clothes on the floor of my room; they’ve been there waiting to be folded for more than a week. The toilets need to be scrubbed. I need to wipe down the house and toys with Clorox wipes to make sure we are rid of these germs before the holidays. There is no good food in the house. We’re low on coffee pods. My car need to be vacuumed out.

I don’t feel like taking care of any of it. The last two weeks have taken it out of me. I feel blah. I’m feel tired. I feel whiny and complain-y. I just want to put socks on and crawl back into bed and pull the covers up to my chin. I want to watch all of the shows I’ve fallen behind on. I want someone to paint my nails and wax my eyebrows. I want to not have to conjure up a dinner for the next week at least. But none of that looks like it’s going to happen.

Instead, I put on a little makeup, spritzed my wrists with perfume and put a bow into Madeline’s hair (which she immediately pulled out). We’re going back to the doctor this afternoon to see if there is a solution for her lingering cough. And we’re at least going to try to look presentable to the real world. Wish us luck!

Figurines in tupperware.
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  1. I can’t win the blanket if you keep reminding people to enter, so cut that out please. Best of luck at the doctor! I hope they give you some kind of magical medicine that tastes like Lucky Charms so you don’t get the gross stuffed gacked up on you multiple times a day. But if you do, I’m sure the wine will help see you through!

    • We got a nebulizer that she is terrified of and a steroid. She’s wheezing in one of her lungs, from bronchiolitis. And her other ear looked a little red now. I love her so much, but when she goes down, she goes down HARD!

  2. I’ve felt this way…oh, since Walter was born lol. I hope things get better and her cough goes away!

    • These last few weeks really have me wondering how moms mother more than one child. How I think I’ll be capable of having a family larger than the three of us. Because right now, it’s pretty hard. I keep trying to remind it could be so much worse than a broken arm, ear infections, bronchiolitis and a nebulizer. It absolutely could be SO much worse. We are so fortunate to have had a perfectly healthy baby for the last 16 months, and this too shall pass… Coffee, chocolate, repeat.

  3. awe hun! i hope the appointment goes well.

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