Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Up too late...

Now that I decided to name this blog, I realize it can have two meanings. The first and intended meaning is that I am up way too late right now because I am working on laundry. But then I realized it also applies to our late habit of Simon staying up way too late.

This new schedule of Steve's is still some taking some getting used to, and is definitely impacting our schedules a little bit. Through now fault of his though, I just hate cooking dinner for just Simon and I, and I can make enough for Steve too, but then it is cold and not as good by the time he wakes up, so I have big dinner most nights at 10, and have healthy snacks and smaller dinner earlier in the evening. It is still some getting used to, and I still have yet to develop a routine for our family, though it's only been a month, and new routines take some getting used to. Right? Maybe...

Who knows, but I have been better this week at cooking. I made us homemade mac and cheese tonight. Came out of the oven right at 10, it wasn't as good as I wanted, but Steve said it was good, Simon hardly ate any of his. I was hoping it would be creamier like Kraft, but apparently homemade in the oven doesn't come out that way. I even added extra cheese, but it wasn't very cheesy and definitely not creamy.

I don't know how stay-at-home-moms do it all. I am having a hard time with it. Not the mom part of it- that is so easy and fun. Simon is just so much fun, and is really starting to have an imagination and making up games and rules. He even put a balloon in time-out yesterday because it wasn't being nice to him! He makes being a mom pretty easy. The hard part is the homemaking part of it. How do they keep the house clean, especially with said fun two-year old running around? Which brings me back to my original point...

I am up way too late right now doing laundry. Why I am doing laundry, and why must it be done right now? Well, that is because I need whites, I had them all done and folded and on the sofa waiting to go upstairs yesterday when Simon fell asleep on the couch on top of said pile of laundry. You may recall that he is potty training right now... You see where this is going right? Well at some point during the waking up and whining process of napping, he must have peed, because my entire pile of whites was soaked. So sad, definitely need underwear because I work tomorrow, so I can't even wait until noon to shower after some laundry has gone through. Ugh! And I am going to Idaho for work and leaving Thursday morning, so I need all my clothes clean so I can sort through them and figure out what to pack. I always over pack for everything, so I will need lots of clothing options. Lots of folding and hanging has been going on. Just waiting for the load in the dryer so I can throw my whites in and then head to bed. Goodnight!

4 comments:

Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies said...

You crack me up. How do we do it? We have a second kid, so the kids can keep themselves entertained while you do the work. Then you teach them how to clean up after themselves. And as for the dinner thing. I would cook one dinner, then put the leftovers in the fridge for Steve to heat up and eat when he wakes up. That's my vote. This way Simon goes to bed earlier and you can do some cleaning while your boys are both asleep. Just an idea. But, since I don't live in your reality, it might not work for you guys. Love you!

Kari and Steve said...

Ihave these great intentions of getting Simon to bed by 9 and having 1-2 hours a night to myself, it just never happens. I think he is almost ready to be done with naps, he is never sleepy at naptime anymore, but then at 4-6 he clonks out, which is too late to take a nap, but it gives me a little peace and quiet so I let him sleep, but then he stays up to late because he is well-rested. Really it just sounds like I should be adjusting our schedules about 2 hours earlier for waking, and the rest of the daily routine.

dacjohns said...

LOL
I loved your post. It is so funny. Simon putting the balloon in time out was my favorite.

I think if you moved your schedule up two hours would be the best and easiest thing to do. You really shouldn't let Simon take a nap so late in the day. That is a big mistake. Try to get him to stay up at least two more hours. Then put him down for the night. It may take a little time, but it will be worth it in the end. You need your rest and time to yourself.

florabond said...

Hi Kari!

I hate doing laundry! in fact, there is a big pile of clean laundry on my sofa right now. Isn't that what a sofa is for?
Anyhow, for the good news-- You won my Layer Cake Necklace Giveaway! really! I put everyone in a hat and plucked out "Kari and Steve" Funny because Leslie won my last giveaway. LOL!
Just email me nicole@florabond.com and we can talk about making you a necklace or a bracelet, whatever.
Hugs,
Nicole :)