...you accidentally set off the house alarm at 5:39AM, and instead of being calm because the children didn't wake up, you sob all the way to meet your running buddy.
...you can't remember which side you nursed on, and so you nurse one side for three days in a row and wonder why the other side is so small.
...being woken up only at 11:55PM and 3:30AM consist of a "good night's sleep".
...you forget to make your daughter's lunch until she asks for it on her way out the door.
...you realize that your super-Saturday FHE lesson needs to be prepared by Friday, and you keep forgetting to get started on it. Again.
...you are thrilled to hear that your Monday piano students are taking the month of October off.
...you turn the calendar to October and you have to push down the waves of emotion bubbling up when you look at all the "Halloween" and "Harvest" activities your children are to participate in.
...you forget to dress two of your children for the day.
...you don't have the strength --of MIND --to comment on other blogs. And if you do, you sound like an idiot.
As if you couldn't tell, I'm tired today. #4 is just wearin' on me. And I have one more thing to say about that:
I am so, so, so sorry dear SIL (married to my brother) that I ever doubted your parenting. To have judged you so unwisely and harshly because your son wouldn't sleep through the night (until the last few weeks! Yahoo! Btw, he'll be 2 in December) was wrong and I apologize. I now understand, most sadly, what your were talking about. And although this child is my fourth, and we've tried the different methods, I am resigning myself to the fact that he may not sleep through the night until he is older. I hate it, but it is what it is and you give me hope (since it finally happened!). And although my writing career may suffer ("Honey, what's the word for the color of the sun?"), and my children may not recognize my face ("Mommy, what are those dark things under your eyes? And why are yelling about lint on the carpet?"), I know that one day --one beautiful day --or night --I will SLEEP again. Oh, yes. Yes, I will. And Angels will rejoice, and I will feel so...s..s.....z.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz