This is what's going on around the house this week: lots of cuddles, lots of tummy time, cute kids... but not so much in the sleep department or getting things done. We were both so tired we've used more than one evening just to take turns napping! Lame! If I'm exhausted, well, it's because of things like trying to figure out a way to put 4 kids to bed at the same time, including one who needs cuddles and one who needs to nurse.
It's quite the job!
If we stay on schedule I can get everyone down within one half hour period and that's pretty nice... and hey, I think that happened zero times this week.
We've been so busy that we haven't really been on our normal routine so sometimes there's not as much "down time" before bed and everyone's a little worked up.
and then sometimes I think it's so hot we should make a little pre-bedtime smoothie and then I turn around and Akemi has dumped the whole thing on herself and is rubbing it into her hair and the carpet. So we have a late night bath for her and I get to spend my evening cleaning.
And then there are nights like tonight, where I'm ushering a very talkative Henry into his bed and he is going on and on about "his hypothesis about a squirrel" and all I can do is just laugh a little inside because he's just the cutest thing ever.
Yes, they absolutely, without a doubt wear me out. every day.
But I still find myself wide awake after they've gone to bed staring down at their little faces and thanking God they are here. I watch them breathing and even though I know I should be sleeping too, I can't help but just sit there and feel how truly lucky I am.
There are just some things in life that are so incredibly wonderful you can't help but stop in awe of them. even if it means you're extra tired the next day. I like to call them little miracles.