So I’ve just gotten off one deadline in the middle of another deadline and my brain is fried. I can barely put a sentence together, which frankly isn’t good considering the aforementioned deadline. In any case I’m scheduled to blog today so this is my effort to be entertaining without full use of my mental faculties.
Young children are funny. Yes, they’re exhausting and tiring and all of those things, but they’re also wildly entertaining. They’re also messy and loud. Here are some random observations about life with small children.
1. There are toys EVERYWHERE! I have a pretty good organization system to corral all the tiny creatures and babies and princesses, but still in the midst of playing, they’re everywhere. I can’t count how many times a day I step on something small and pointy. I do my best not to curse when this happens. I can appreciate why they like small toys, they have small hands so things fit nicely, but seriously the amount of tiny clutter drives me nuts.
2. They don’t get a volume button until somewhere between 2 and 3. My oldest daughter was already over 2 when she came to live with us and while she gets loud sometimes and we have to remind her to use her inside voice, she readily complies and understands the term. My youngest though, well she hasn’t developed her volume button yet so everything she does is REALLY LOUD. She yells constantly and it’s like glass down a chalkboard. I remind her often to use her tiny voice, but evidently we haven’t engaged the button yet.
3. Jumping off of #2, they talk a lot. All the time really. At least my girls do. They’re both exceptionally verbal, which I’m very thankful for, but I’d be a liar-liar-pants-on-fire if I said it didn’t grate on my nerves sometimes. I’m an introvert, I require quiet for my brain to function (which might be another reason why I couldn’t think of a real topic today). I mean really how many words can one tiny person have.
4. They’re funny. They say and do funny things all the time. Right now, my oldest likes to tell jokes. Now of course she doesn’t know what jokes really are, so she just makes them up and they go something like this: How does a pencil walk? He sprouts legs and walks! Ba-ha-ha-ha! She just giggles and giggles and it’s hysterical because she thinks its so funny. Meanwhile my youngest is barely 2 so while she talks a lot, she also mispronounces things too. Right now she likes Tinkerbell and a variety of princesses so we get lots of talk about Stinkybell and Sleepy Booby. *snort* Makes me giggle every time.
5. They’re really snuggly. Sometimes you have to catch them (well, mostly the youngest) but when you do you get those great big hugs with those tiny little arms and it’s just heart melting and turn a day right around and make it shine. They love to curl up in a lap and read a book or watch a movie. There’s lots of “hold my hand” or “hold me, Mama” and well none of that sucks.
So how about you? What’s life like with your family?
I’m Robyn DeHart, AKA Basket-Case Mama, but not because I’m crazy (though really, what mom isn’t?) but because I have a slight obsession with baskets, well containers really. I’m a bit of an organization nut and I love to containerize stuff. And yes, I’m authorized to use words like that because I am also a writer. But back to the kids, so I’m mom to two ridiculously beautiful little girls and I can say that without bragging because I didn’t actually make them. Last year my husband, The Professor, and I adopted said little lovelies from the foster-care system here in Texas and now we’re a big happy forever family. Busybee is three and so full of joy it just oozes from her. Babybee is a walking-talking toddler who has a heck of a temper but is so cute, it almost keeps her out of trouble. Though neither of my girls are newborns, I’m fairly new to motherhood compared to the other peanut butter moms, but we’ve settled in as a family as if we’ve always been together. When I’m not trying to keep up with my two bundles of energy, you can usually find me on my laptop on Pinterest, no, that’s not right, um…you can find me writing, yes, that’s it, writing my latest historical romance. www.robyndehart.com