Embrace the Crazy

Leading up to the three day weekend, I was a bit stressed. We had something planned for each day.

Saturday we hosted our yearly Fantasy Football Live Draft Party.

When company is coming, there’s a bit of juggling involved when you have two small children, shopping, cleaning, and cooking to do.

We took it one step at a time. The whole family went shopping, because it’s necessary to get everyone out of the house. ย We don’t need any stir-crazy babies, (or worse, a stir-crazy mom or dad.)

Once we got home, my husband got to cleaning, and I got to cooking. The kiddos “helped” my husband which was nice so I was left to the food by myself.IMG_0845.JPGRight off the bat, while dicing an onion, I sliced my pinky. I cut until the blade was stopped by my nail. Luckily for me, I had my “mommy pants” on and I was able to stop the bleeding, bandage it up, and continue slicing. I barely skipped a beat. If this happened three years ago, I may have gone into shock.IMG_0849.JPGThe rest of the preparations went rather smoothly and we had a good time at the party. ย The kids even went to bed at their designated times-which was a very pleasant surprise.

We had a family picnic on Sunday. I brought freshly baked cookies which I managed to make while both kids were sleeping. And, as always, I overdid it on eating the dough. No regrets, it was delicious.

Then on Monday, we had a family birthday dinner. It was good food, and great to see the family.

But by the time we got home at 9, we were exhausted! And so was the baby! His normal bedtime is 6:30-unfortunately for us, he hasn’t been sleeping in his car seat lately so we had a cranky baby for the hour drive home. The toddler was awesome though, You Tube can be a savior.

I found out yesterday, (while we were rushing off to meet for dinner), that my husband had today off. I was thrilled! He would get a “rest day” this weekend after all.

Silly me. If you have kids, then you know as well as I do, that “rest” doesn’t fit into the day.

So today, after an exhausting morning, the whole family ended up in Miss Z’s room. My husband and I caught a moment to just sit and relax on her bed.

Both kids were non-stop; screaming,
singing, running, and dancing. And I finally realized, this is our life.

This insanity. The chaos. The Crazy.

It is time to embrace it and enjoy it, because we’re going to be here for awhile.

I think the first step is acceptance. Now we can adjust and settle in. And be happy about it. IMG_0878.JPGWhat did you do this holiday weekend?

September 2, 2014
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  • Reply Sasha

    I feel you momma! Glad everything went well considering. ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply andthreetogo

    Although we didn’t celebrate labor day here in Thailand, we pretty much celebrate living here every chance we get by going to the beach. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sounds like you need a holiday from the holiday though. Haha

    September 2, 2014 at 7:13 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Ha! Yes, that would be great!

      September 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply threeboysandamom

    Amen to the crazy! Embracing it is the key! It changes everything from surviving to thriving! โ˜บ

    September 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Absolutely! I can already feel us starting to thrive!

      September 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply justamom8225

    Embracing the crazy is part of what makes life interesting and enjoyable. Our Labor Day weekend was kind of tame compared to yours though. Got a car moved, moved a desk and my computer.

    September 3, 2014 at 8:00 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      So true! We’re finally figuring it out! Ha!

      September 3, 2014 at 8:04 am
  • Reply shelahmoss

    The insanity. The chaos. The Crazy. Isn’t that the best part of life? At least it’s not boring. ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 3, 2014 at 8:46 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Absolutely! Haha, yes, definitely not boring.

      September 3, 2014 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Katie Reed

    Crazy is definitely a way of life for us. I have two young boys and another due next month, and trying to keep my wits about me is incredibly difficult! But I try and just laugh through it when I can. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post.

    September 3, 2014 at 9:32 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thanks! Laughing through it sure helps. Wow-three soon! Congratulations!!

      September 3, 2014 at 9:41 am
  • Reply melissajane01

    Ouch! That cut looks painful. Rest isn’t part of my life much anymore! However, I enjoy those moments when the kids are playing (nicely) and I get to sit down and chat with my husband, uninterrupted.

    September 3, 2014 at 9:55 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Luckily it’s healing quickly. I appreciate our chats so much more now that they are so few and far between.

      September 3, 2014 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Natasha

    So agree, gotta embrace the cray cray! ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 3, 2014 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Valerie

    Haha, you definitely have to embrace it to stay sane! ๐Ÿ˜› Sorry about your finger! O_O Owwie!

    September 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Ha! Yep! Thanks-it’s already better.

      September 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm

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