Motherhood ephiphany and this week

I realized something yesterday. I don’t like to multi-task. I’m not good at it. I would very much prefer to be able to give all of my attention to one thing at a time. Parenting toddlers is all about doing lots of things at once. This makes my job a bit of a challenge. I also hate having messes and unfinished projects. I feel like I can’t relax and enjoy Ethan and Audrey if the laundry or the dishes aren’t done. Well, in our house, the laundry and the dishes are never done so I need to figure out something.

That’s one reason why I haven’t posted much lately. I really want to sit down and think through what I want to say, but I feel like I don’t have the time to do it properly. I have plenty to say. I just don’t know how to fit it in between the other things.

My non-parenting goals for the week: Get back on my diet and start losing weight again (I’ve gained a lot of weight in the last 2 1/2 months), get the rest of the garage sale stuff packed in the van, get caught up on my journaling and figure out when the best time is for me to have my devotions.

My parenting goals for the week: Make doctor appointment for Ethan for his 3 year well-child visit, give the kids more undivided attention, figure out what to do about Ethan not being potty trained at all at night.

Colds, new words and chicken jokes

Ethan has a cold.

Audrey has a cold.

I’m tired of wiping noses. Ethan thinks he needs a drink of water every time he coughs. I’m trying to get him to go to bed and explaining to him that he I’m not going to go in to his room every time his nose is running or he thinks he needs a drink of water is getting old. And he’s being pretty naughty again. He was good for a couple of weeks.

Audrey can say “no” now. We had a good 19 months without that word. Now she likes to use it every once in a while when I wish she wouldn’t.

While I was driving a couple days ago, out the blue, I hear Ethan inquire from the back, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” To which I replied, “I don’t know, honey.” He said, “Because it was stuck to the rooster’s foot.” I guess my 3-year-old tells jokes now. I had no idea. In the last couple of weeks, Ethan has used the words, “impressive” and “poopy-ness” correctly in a sentence.