In partnership with Luvs and SocialStars. Tales of motherhood and cute kids are my own!
However, amidst the madness I need to keep steady and divide my time between the older two and my husband and oh yeah — time for myself (at least to watch Netflix) eat, sleep and breathe! I have no choice but to roll with what is thrown my way everyday. I have no concept of the time, what day of the week it is and my nights and days are all turned around.
How do I manage to keep sane?
I do what I can. Some days that could mean getting to the pool or park, and others simply staying inside playing and watching TV most of the day.
Second — EVERYONE in this house helps out. Everyday my 7 year old son empties the dishwasher and puts everything away. He knows how to make his own breakfast and does this every morning for himself and his sister.
This is a TREMENDOUS help! He also helps feed or hold Elisa when we need to go out and I’m trying to get ready, he changes diapers (and thankfully Luvs don’t leak so we haven’t had huge messes) and he is my right hand man in the car when she starts to cry.
The 3 1/2 year old has toy pickup and living room tidy up duty.
Anything on the floor needs to be picked up and put away. I don’t care if things aren’t done to perfection — which they won’t be anyway, but they need to learn to work, help out and realize that I won’t do everything for them.
I think many parents underestimate what kids can do — but trust me, they thrive from having responsibilities and knowing we put our faith in them.
Now it’s back to the craziness for me. The day has flown by and it’s dinner time — sigh. But it’s then followed by wine. HOORAY!