I've been struggling to figure out how to balance writing about all the crazy things that go on having two kids - I think about writing, I want to write, but at the end of the day, my mind is shot. What is left of my energy at the end of the energy goes into catching up with what friends have been doing online or decrompressing with a TV show if I can even squeeze that in.
It's funny to think back how different things were 8 months ago before Reid was born. Looking back at my blog posts I think, boy I had WAY too much time on my hands. Some of the things I pondered seem silly now but hey, I was just living life and trying to do the best for my family. That's something that hasn't changed: I'm still trying to do my best as a mom; make the right choices; enforce the right choices. That's tough with a willful 3-year-old and a curious dare devil baby.
Do I make my baby food again? Well, I try. Do I always apply sunscreen? No, but I try to make myself remember. Do I always do a bath every night? No, but I make sure I do if they look dirty or smell dirty. Ha! What have I given up on? Well, I let my daughter win the clothes battles...if she wants to wear her princess dress out to brunch so be it.
I read something the other day that really made me sit back and think about the time I have with the kids. I think it was something like, "Right now is your child's childhood. Make it count." So in between my struggling to get places on time, juggling bottles and snacks, I've been trying to make sure there are some good, playful memories in there. So far it's working - just need to keep reminding myself of this!