Real life right now? Welles is averaging a wake up schedule of three to five times a night (teething, ear infection, trying to kill mommy), then is bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready to go at the crack of dawn. Scarlett finds it nearly impossible to shut her eyes before 11:00pm (won't stay in bed no matter the punishment, bribe or plea). Therefore, Scott and I get very little adult time and there is next to no sleep for this mama who spends half the night nursing while trying not to fall out of a rocker. People, I am running on fumes. There is truly nothing in this world that makes me happier than being a mother (and wife ;) ), but heaven help those kids if I don't get at least three straight hours of sleep tonight. Did I mention I've given up Diet Coke? Why did I decide to quit caffeine when I have toddlers?
Maybe I need to rant about my lack of sleep so that I feel better about the fact that I've gone to the gym a mere three times in the last two weeks. Or perhaps I need to feel justified when I look at my jelly stained counter tops. Either way, here you have it. This is what it looks like around our house right now. You may think the new diaper box next to the sink is staged. I mean, why would there even be a diaper box in the kitchen? My friends, I cannot tell you because I have no recollection of even putting it there. Heaven help us. And heaven help daddy to get home from work in time to pick up some take out before I feed Scarlett Ramen Noodles, again... I don't dare try to cook in these conditions for fear I might light the house on fire.
Side note. Who even cares about having to wake up or go to bed late when you have these beautiful faces to look at? I love these littles and am so grateful that they are the reason I'm a walking zombie. Feeling pretty darn blessed with extra cuddles and laying on the floor giving back tickles lately. I'll take it!