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Monday, June 13, 2011

Flying Solo

So, how'd today go?

Well, despite bursting into tears when Jerry got home, I think it went well.

Tears aside, nothing caught on fire, no one had to be rushed to the emergency room, and we were all clothed and fed.  My sanity may have been hanging by a shred at the end of the day (I can't wait until I can return to running -- I'm gonna need it!), but I think things will get easier as we all get used to it.

Caleb by himself would be easy right now.  He just eats, sleeps, and poops. 

Norah, on the other hand, is a challenge right now, and she'd be work enough by herself.  But, throw in the necessary time spent nursing Caleb and changing those poopy diapers, and she gets to be more than a handful -- although, to be literal, today I discovered a wide array of tasks I'm capabale of one-handed.  I feel like if someone recorded me today, this would be the transcript:

"Norah, no!"

"I said NO!"

"Stop it!"

"Did you hear me?  I said NO!"

That could have just run on a loop all throughout the day.  And that gets wearisome.

I don't necessarily think she's being difficult because of Caleb; I think she's just being a typical near-two-year-old, and it's just her stage in which she has to challenge us on everything.  Still, I'm sure having the new baby does play some role in her being a pickle.  She'll adjust, and so will I.  And in a few weeks, I'll be cleared to run again, and that should help. 

In the meantime, I may have to start drinking in the afternoon.

20 comments:

Nobel4Lit said...

Awww, sorry to hear that this hasn't been an easy transition so far. I like your positive attitude -- and it really WILL get better. You're super!

Lisa said...

hang in there. it will get easier. :-)

Lisa said...

(oh, and they don't call it the terrible twos for nothing. Norah is being normal for her age)

lifestudent said...

Yeah, its hard. You'll make it though!

Carly said...

I am impressed that you did not hit the booze. I might have had to have a hit. Unfortunately that transcript you posted has not changed and my oldest is almost 9.....at least the rest gets easier.

N.D. said...

This sounds like my EVERY day. That could be a tape of me. Over and over again. And I asked friends how they get through the day and they said at 4 they pour a glass of wine and keep it coming. Have to try that soon!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like a normal day with two kids and mine are 9 and 5. ;o)

Hang in there. You'll be running again soon.

Her Name Is Rio said...

Aww...hang in there! Maybe you can record yourself with the "NOs" and play it as needed. It'll give your vocal cords a rest ;)

fancy nancy said...

If it helps I say that on loop all day with my 2 year-old and there is just one! You made it!!! Each day will get easier! And if not there is always happy hour!!

Wes said...

YAY! more blogging under the influence :-D Yea, hang in there. Norah will get with the program.

Jamoosh said...

Perhaps Norah could use a shot too...

Marlene said...

Glad you made it through the first day - hopefully it will only get easier.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Well 'No' is part of her name......... Drinking in the afternoon, ah the good old days!

H. said...

My daughter was just 2 when my son was born and I thought I might go crazy some days! Things settled down eventually and everyone adjusted-you'll make it and definately once you get back to running that will be a big stress reliever-that helped me for sure! :)

Krissy said...

I give you SO MUCH CREDIT! Seriously, I know exactly how hard my weekends are when Eli is not at daycare and Adam is here with me! I send Eli to daycare during the week still and I think my sanity is still here with me now because of it! It was the first day things will all work out smoother over the coming weeks I am sure :)

Anonymous said...

I kind of miss the "no" loop days, Rylee's in a dramatic fake crying stage so I'm all, "you stop crying, you stop crying right now, if you don't stop crying you won't get to watch Mickey Mouse!" Parenting is exhausting! :)

Good luck!

Shannon

Nikki said...

Glad you survived! Sounds like its time for 1-2-3 Magic when it comes to discipline. Seriously, its magic! Makes things a lot easier when u need to discipline one but are busy with the other. g

Crystal said...

I'm sure the first week or so will be rough just getting used to doing everything yourself but you'll be a pro in no time! Like you said, at least there were no fires!

runner26 said...

You are a rock star! I don't know how you find time to blog with all that. And How will you run? I am curious because I'm still working out those details and I only have the one.

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