Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Today I'll have three preschoolers in the house from 8:30 to 3:00, more or less. I know, this shouldn't be a big deal, but I admit I face the prospect with a bit of trepidation. Zaya and Mim's cousin will be here, and she's 2 1/2 so that means we've got 3 1/2, 2 1/2, and 2. A mommy doesn't stand a chance against that kind of competition, for all that she's 27.

Actually, I know things'll be fine, I just worry about naptime. (If you ask my husband, though, I always worry about naptime.) Jaida and I might just watch a lot of cartoons if she doesn't want to sleep, because my kids have got to sleep today. They really haven't had a good long nap since Friday, and because of all the craziness of the holiday weekend, which included a one night sleep-over at Grandma C's house, their sleep-tanks are low. (More on that later)

We all know how much fun it is to take care of 2 and 3 year olds who need more sleep. Regardless of what happens this afternoon, I really need to get my tail in gear and clean-up. At least we can start the day with a clean house. I'm not so delusional as to think I'll be able to keep up with the three little tornadoes.

The above picture is from a split-second when all three of them were actually in the pool this summer. Usually, at least one of the three is running around the yard looking for things to throw into the pool. (ie Marigold heads, bugs, grass, sand..you get the idea.)


aftergrace said...
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aftergrace said...

At least when your kids are toddlers you can pick them up to put them in time-out, try doing this with teenagers. Also, nap time is no problem for teenagers, it's something that they love to do-come to think of it, so do I. :)

JAM said...

I'm reading this late, so, I hope you wore them out really good with more swimming and activities. Then fed them a high carbohydrate meal. That should put them to sleep.