Today was one of those days when everything feels easy. When every other minute something little happens that makes me smile. When I look around me and feel so very blessed.
I read my kids 23 books today. My voice was pretty hoarse for a while but it was so worth it. Brooklyn and Sierra cuddled into me and played with my hair and rubbed my arms as I read. We laughed together and imagined together.
I’m so grateful to have a library only thirty minutes away. How blessed to have an entire building full of books to visit whenever I want.
I’ve been in reading heaven, myself. I love every one of the books I checked out for my personal reading. My current favorite is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I only got a chance to read one more chapter today in it and didn’t want to put it down. But… I was just too busy to read more than that 🙁
Maybe tomorrow, dear books…
When we bought Ember’s new swing at Babies R Us I used a coupon I had to get a free lightweight stroller for Brooklyn since she’d been asking for one for her dolls.
She pushed Ember around the house slowly today for fun.
The day up until 5pm was so blissful. I worked my butt off and accomplished so much and we’d all had such a good time together.
But around 5pm I told the kids to come inside. And turns out Payson took his diaper off. Turns out he had to poop right then. Turns out he has diarrhea from a couple tater tots I let him have the other day.
So… he pooped right on my family room floor. And then walked through it over to me in the kitchen.
I spent a full hour cleaning up that mess!! It was exhausting because Ember was in her super cranky evening mood so I put her in the backpack so she was being “held” but was out of the way.
Then when it was all clean I went to take out the garbage and the garbage leaked rotten meat juices all over my kitchen floor (and me! yay, I’ve been marred with pee, poop, spitup, and rotten meat juices today!) so I had to clean up that mess.
Wow. I’m really sick of dealing with gross things!
But besides those two hours of the day things are awesome. I am really loving this phase of life. I have really terrible moments when the extreme workload gets to me but the rest of the time it’s just such a lovely, blessed life I have.