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Monday, June 22, 2009

please excuse us, we're tired & cranky.

i don't want to complain, because that's not really my nature, although, i have no problem making excuses... so, i'm sorry if i haven't called you back. i'm sorry if you've emailed & received no reply back from me. i'm sorry if you've commented on the blog & i haven't made the effort to visit yours. i can assure you this isn't typical kelly behavior. after all, my mother did raise me with manners, & just a touch of class. but these days, with two wild & crazy boys competing for their moms attention, one hyper dog, a few cases of thrush, several sleepless nights & a baby who wants needs requires to be held 24/7, all adds up to one mom who isn't exactly a happy camper. & i know, i know... "this to shall pass." i'm just hoping it will pass soon! until then, i just keep repeating to myself "keep calm & carry on." so again i must apologize... if we happen to chat & i'm not overly bubbly & enthusiastic, or if i'm not posting as much to the blog, as often as usual - just understand how hard it is to do all these things with a screaming baby in your arms, two little boys nagging at you to bake them cookies, all the while, all you want to do is sleep (& maybe take a quiet, peaceful shower). hopefully the "sun will come out, tomorrow." until then, i'm hoping i can "keep calm and carry on."

image via anne taintor.

18 comments:

Angry Julie Monday said...

Big big big hugs Kelly!!!!!

mama turtle said...

I totally understand.

Shannon said...

I was there not too long ago and some days I am right back in it. But you are right, it will pass. It will get better. Liam didn't sleep more than 1-2 hours at a time for a year. He also was pure colic for over 6 months. I love that little booger but sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by how much harder it is than I could have ever imagined. I am thinking of you and sending cyber hugs!

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Heed said...

Seriously...I feel like I'm totally schizophrenic as a mother...
voices in my head popping out ideas right & left, one with tears bubbling at any moment, one is pure happiness, one delusion,
not to mention the other screaming voices going on around the house. It's no wonder we're all addicted to Coke & chocolate. Those are in my happy place... on the toilet, with the door locked.

bethany said...

I can totally relate. Hope everything starts getting better for you! :)

Kristin said...

i like that mantra - keep calm & carry on. I am going to remember that. LOVE that image in your post too. It made me laugh out loud!

Just Spotted said...

thanks for the love ladies! & heed, i totally have to admit i've been re-thinking my new un-addiction to coke & mr. pib. maybe i need to re-addict myself - it might make it all just a wee bit easier. a crying baby isn't nearly so stressful when you're sipping on a nice, cold soda (preferably with crush ice of course!)

kelly l said...

i can relate. my baby is almost five weeks and i'm getting real used to typing one-handed and i've got three other kids and me wishing they were back in school.

jancd said...

I remember those days...and I still see them in my 7 month old grandson. It's a blessing to know that those days do pass and you still have this precious little angel!!

Qwendykay said...

Been there done that, got the t-shirt.

For my sanity during those days... well.. weeks... I let Lion King play on repeat for the afternoon, so I could regroup.

BTW... new to your site, but have been following Just Spotted forever, love the site and tell everyone i know about it.

jen said...

first off i love that you are so real in your posts. i will be there soon and i know it's not fun. i hope it passes soon too!

Traci said...

hang in there!!!
my tykes just got out of school for the summer, so we shall see how things go with them home all day everyday now!!!

Mandy said...

I am a lurker but just had to comment. My now 8 year old use to get thrush all the time and it was a nightmare. I had an ER doc tell me to mix benadryl and maalox in a small cup and dip her binky in it a few times an hour. Not enough medication to harm her but something about the mix made the inside of her mouth numb, thus stopping the pain and screaming long enough for her to sleep. Best wishes. Being a mommy is hard.

Liz said...

MAN, I have been there! I have 2 boys too and it was pretty tough awhile back (6 mo - 12 mo). Things will get easier... hang in there.

the mama monster said...

i totally understand. it does get better sometimes. pray alot and ask for help alot. you don't need to be cheerful all the time. we had thrush too with my last baby. they gave me some medicine to drop in his mouth and swab and also to rub on my boobs. it totally worked. good luck!

Joy said...

Nothing wrong with having priorities. Let the perfect person cast the 1st stone.....(crickets).

Travelin'Oma said...

It's just a phase. It's all a giant phase. I remember it well, and sympathize.