moments in the mommyhood - how long till bedtime?

Friday, January 18, 2013


i feel like it's been forever since i had pics of the girls to post.  the weather here has not been in my favor alongside the time of year.  with my oldest being in kindergarten now it sure makes it tricky to get good shots of her after school.  it gets dark and really cold fast.  i found myself going through withdrawal of their cute little faces on here and scheduled in a quick little 5 min photoshoot after school yesterday.  they had so much fun posing for the camera and i found myself amazed at how big they had grown when i edited the pics.

 

i know i see them everyday but stepping back and looking at the photos really cemented how old mackenzie looks and how big harper is getting. i mean where has my baby gone? can you believe harper is going to be 3 in may???!!! seriously! i get misty eyed just thinking about it.  they are both definitely keeping this momma busy.  my oldest loves to challenge me on more than a daily basis and i tell you the grey hairs are coming in.  but she loves school and going to full time kindergarten has been great for her.  only problem was i figured she would come home with a tad less energy but instead she comes home even more pumped up.  i can't figure this out...lol...and it's exhausting.  she wears me out..haha.  the two of them together makes me sometimes feel like i can't get a focused thought through my head.  it never sinks in how crazy it gets around here some days until they are asleep and my brain goes...."yesssssss....finally....what took you so long?".  it's like stepping into a hot bath.  i just soak and revel in the silence.  boy do i love that silence.......


.....for a while...and then i miss them and i sneak into their rooms to give them that one last bedtime kiss.  it's so hilarious to me that when they are driving me to the brink of insanity (and believe me they do on more than one occasion) that when i finally get them to go to sleep after an hour or so i miss them. anyone else have this issue?  sometimes it makes me feel guilty for wanting them to go to bed so badly that i get one of those cases of "am i a good enough mom" bouts that we all get...or at least i hope we all do and i'm not the only lone bird analyzing my parenting skills....and desperate need for silence.  speaking of silence....how long is it till bedtime??  ;P

wishing you all a wonderful weekend filled with kiddo craziness but also lots of quiet mommy time.  does your wee one come home from school even more energized than when they left in the morning?  do you long for bedtime some days and if so do you sometimes get the same mom guilts i do? let's chat!  i've got some yummy lattes here with your name on it! pull up a seat and stick around for a while :)

21 comments:

  1. I can't say I miss my children when they are sleeping but I certainly do go back in and kiss them and marvel at how sweet and innocent they look when they are sleeping. Then I skippity hop to my sewing room and enjoy that peace and quiet. (After I make the lunches and tidy the toys... it never ends does it?)

    Sweet photos!

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    1. Thanks Alisa! And yes, I do the same thing...lol!

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  2. We do! After about an hour both my husband and I will start looking at photos etc. It's amazing how quickly the annoyance and exasperation fades!

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    1. Hahahah..oh yeah..the pics...lol. I do that on the days that I really miss em and I feel really bad...lol. Then we talk about how cute they are for like an hour..lol.

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  3. Our son is in full time JK and we put our daughter in toddler care 2-3 times a week. On those days I always get a call from my husband, who works at home, halfway through the day telling me how lonely he is. Its always the way!!!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAH!!! That's hilarious!!! mine would most likely do the exact same thing! Priceless!

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  4. I do it too! My girl will make me insane all day, but about an hour after she gets quiet, I want to hold her and kiss her sweet face.

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  5. yes and yes. My two girls are the same (how the heck do you still have energy?! just go to sleep!!), and after a particularly long day, especially if we were on each others' nerves, I often sneak in for some extra luvins. In fact, I JUST wrote about this on FB last night!

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  6. Mothering is synonymous with guilt, isn't it? We do our best, but we can ALWAYS do better. So we try harder next time and we improve. That's why grandmas are the BEST people in all the world- years and years of trying to be better.

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  7. I know exactly what you mean! Can't wait to get 'em into bed - then once they're in bed, you miss them. : ) I guess they're a lot easier to miss at the only time of day when they're quiet and not challenging you? LOL. Such sweet pictures of your girls, love those big blue eyes!

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  8. The title of your post captures many of our days around here. We are homeschooling, which means a long day for mom. We have a 6,4, and 2 year old with one due in May. By the end of the day I am anxious to get off my feet and enjoy some quiet. But, as you say, before they are even asleep I am back in giving kisses and missing them. The last goodnight always makes me want to be a better momma the next day!

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  9. Yeah, not really an issue here for me because, well I'll be honest I'm supermom so there is no need for guilt in my life. I do everything, for everyone, when needed and always perfectly...because, well that's what a supermom does.

    Please note the dripping sarcasm, I just couldn't help it because no one else had yet ;) I don't really miss my kids at night. I am and forever will be a night owl and I know how important it is for me to have my time without kids and for my kids to get their sleep. However, in the morning just after the three older kids run out the door to the bus (usually with me screaming at them to get there because they've wasted so much time) I miss them once it's quiet. I regret not taking enough time to look for shoes and school assignments and that their last memory for the morning is of me frazzled. Still, I couldn't handle them being home all day either.

    I've often found that while yes our kids do grow up fast in the during time of their childhood it can seem slower than molasses in an ice storm, but in those still quiet moments just before sunrise or just after the last little one falls to sleep you're given a glimpse of how insanely fast time passes and on the worst days you wish you could just do it over again.


    The girls are gorgeous, like always :)

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  10. I so feel your pain! Mornings are not fun in my house. My daughter goes to school at the school I teach at (please don't judge grammar or spelling errors). I am suppose to be at school at 7. I didn't have to much of a hard time getting to school on time, even on days that I over slept, and woke up at 6:30. Now it is a whole different ball game. My daughter likes to take her own sweet time getting ready in the morning. When I was ready to leave for work today she was still in her underware and shirt.

    I do love to sneak in when she is sleeping and look at her. They are so precious when they are sleeping!

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  11. Oh I hear ya. Yep, I hear ya. A mother's emotions can be so confusing at times!!

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  12. I totally understand where you're coming from. My two oldest daughters are home schooled with me (by dvd teacher -- I just supervise, tutor, and do the paperwork), while my youngest daughter runs around getting into everyone's business, so I have them with me all the time. I had no idea how much noise children could make until I became a parent. I adore them, laugh with them, play with them, but it gets plenty tough sometimes too trying to keep it together. This year they suddenly entered the sibling warfare stage, and it's been a challenge trying to help them all get along. Yet, I too get a little emotional when I see them asleep in their beds. Motherhood is such a roller coaster sometimes!

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  13. Darling photos! And let me tell you bedtime if my favorite time of the day :) Well not the getting them into the bed part but the silence that eventually follows :)

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  14. Oh the wishing for bed time and then missing them once they're down, happens to me so so often!

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  15. Oh my, how I know the countdown till bedtime and being so relieved when the chaos finally goes to sleep.....and then by bedtime I totally miss them. Time to go give sweet sleeping cheeks kisses. You are definitely not the only one analyzing their parenting. I feel like I do it all day long. Every few minutes I'm on a different part of an emotional rollercoaster. Haha. My kids drive me INSANE, but then squeeze my heart so hard.

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  16. Awww, thanks for your comments ladies! I'm so glad to know that you all have similar responses to bedtime and that "countdown" till they are asleep :) It's so awesome to have you all to chat with <3

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  17. YES! I totally relate to just wishing bedtime would come sooner and then missing them soon after. :) You are such a wonderful mommy. Your daughters are gorgeous! Really so beautiful.

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  18. YES and yes!! I ALWAYS look forward to bedtime (naptime, too!), then start missing Daniel immediately after my brain has had a few minutes to relax. Especially at night time. Keeping him out of trouble is just so exhausting that it's hard to savor the time I have with him as a little guy, because it is going really quickly! Anyway, you're totally not alone. :)

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