Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Actually, I'm feeling whiny and more inclined towards the second line of the Monty Python song than the first. Even with bright spots like some of my friends taking me out for my birthday, it's just been one of those weeks (and it isn't even over).

The baby spent one night throwing up every 10-15 minutes from 2-4 a.m. She was bright and cheerful by 7 in the morning though. Then she fell down stairs another day and put a tooth all the way through her lower lip (but at least we didn't need stitches). The 3 year old has been un-potty-training -- leaving puddles and smelly underwear in his wake. The 5 year old finds a grievance against her person every 5 minutes. The 7 year old is having a lot of trouble with math, again. And the 10 year old is acting like a morose almost teenager and complaining over the injustice of being asked to do school work that he isn't fond of.

And me? Well, I'm sleeping poorly and everything aches. I'm really not sure every morning how I'm going to get out of bed (certain areas that get a lot of extra pressure from the wee bairn are quite painful and almost seem worse after a night of sleep). As mentioned already, I'm just whiny. I can't do things I want to do and things aren't necessarily happening according to my plans and I hate that!

But some good things are happening. Today was beautiful. Laundry hung outside smells lovely. The kids are probably learning something and even if they aren't they are enjoying playing outside and catching caterpillars.

Remind me. I will survive and feel better eventually, right?

7 comments:

Patricia Tryon said...
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Patricia Tryon said...

Gah! I goofed up an article and I can't bear posting sloppy grammar! Oh, foolish pride... Anyway.

Yes, you _will_ feel better, but you're not there right now. I'd rather hear about it than not, and I know I'm not alone in the many people who care about you and like you, regardless of whether you're feeling whiny.

And, with what-all with the little creatures, IMO you're entitled to a little more than "whiny". I'd give you an outright hissy fit. And if you didn't have energy for that, I'd let you have a good stint of moaning :)

Becky said...

Since you are planning on probably doing the baby thing at least a time or two more, you might find it worthwhile to invest in a memory foam mattress topper. They periodically have them for reasonably amounts on overstock.com I've found it made all the difference in my ability to sleep during later pregnancy although we had to remove it as soon as baby was born to sidestep SIDS concerns when we would nap together.

Herb of Grace said...

Hah! I feel the same way, these days. Must be this changeable and unpredictable spring weather. Moan and whine away. That's half the point of a blog anyways :) And it's more than "real life" whining, because we're all sooo sympathetic :)

nicole said...

Oh, don't we all have days (weeks, months) that feel like that? I'm finding myself more achy than usual, less patient than I need to be, and generally cranky. I guess that does not set a good example for my kids. But sometimes I don't want to be mature.

Meredith said...

It is hard. I'm sorry you're having such a tough time!

Lenise said...

From what I know of you, I expect you're feeling better by now, but I'll pray for you anyway :) I was pretty happy today, post antique-festival (though my prizes were not especially impressive) and on the way to the parking lot. The boys got several compliments on their behavior, they really didn't give me a whole lot of trouble (having snacks was key!), and I did have a couple of finds to show for my efforts.

Then came the Isaac-buckle-your-seatbelt battle. He was tired, but wasn't listening, I was Ready To Go. I yelled at him like a ridiculous idiot, and the boy laughed. I told him it was not funny in no uncertain terms, and the laughter stopped, but...

Yes, we all have our moments when we take our blessings for granted and are weighed down by our burdens. It's OK, and you will make it through!!

PS Enjoy that new baby for me! (and the prenatal baby movements *sniff*) :-S

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