Thursday, September 17, 2009

The frazzled housewife-yep that's me!

This week has been hard, really hard. But I can't complain because i've gotten myself into this mess. "This mess" consists of watching a 6 mo old for 9 hours a day, for three weeks. I'm sure you're asking yourself "what were you thinking?" I've been asking myself this question myself lately. I was thinking that babies sleep a lot, I was thinking it was the nice thing to do, I was also thinking of the $$. (Which by the way, is not much) well, it's NOT WORTH IT! This baby does not sleep a lot. He's a 20 minutes sleeper, but The hardest part of the situation is Claire, who is experiencing some baby jealousy. In the past two days, Claire has unraveled rolls of toilet paper, saturated her hair with hand soap, smeared doo-doo on her bedroom wall (maybe I shouldn't be potty training right now?), spilled dish detergent all over the floor, opened a bottle of nail polish and painted her hands, Cut up one of my library books and lastly, CUT THE BABIES HAIR! The sad thing is that I am almost ALWAYS in the same room as the baby, I ran upstairs to put away some laundry...was up there about 10 minutes and that's when it must have happened. I didn't even notice at the time, the baby's mom pointed it out to me and she was not too happy...and I felt like the worlds biggest shlup. I still do. I'm surprised that she's bringing him back tommorrow. So basically, I'm exhausted and I vow to never (unless you are my family and I love you dearly) watch another child under 1 for a long, long time. This is reaffirming my decision to stop at 4~

9 comments:

David and Kimber Strasser said...

Maybe I should have offered to help you. LoL Oh man I understand how you feel. Good luck w/ the other days! Let me know if I can help you.

Alison said...

Oh, MAN!
I feel for you... that is the WORST!
Only 3 more weeks to go, and it can't get worse, right?

Debbie Tovey and Family said...

Yikes. I will hope on your behalf that these next 3 weeks go quickly!

The Peton's said...

Oh Deena. That sounds like it sucks. But I still laughed a little bit at the thought of it all. Maybe you should re-think your idea of being Mary Poppins for halloween?

Ditto Family said...

I'm totally laughing too. Sorry. It truly does sound like the worst week. You are going to relish each minute next weekend. You're still coming right??

Amanda Davis said...

Try doing it while you are 8 months pregnant! That is my life right now.... But my 2 year old just is the baby police and hits and pushes the baby down everytime he tries to touch something... and he fights naps.... So it is a joy and scares the crap out of me to have this baby come out! But I am sure it will all work out right? Right? Right???!!!! Good luck at least it is temperary!

Deyce said...

Now you know what you asked me to do. JUST KIDDING! You had things so organized with so many friends helping out, it wasn't at all that hard (and I'd happily do it again).

Your sitting job does sound miserable, but it sure did make me laugh. Thanks for sharing.

Jonna T. said...

Oh........my.........gosh. I really just don't know what to say!!!

But, I love the Mary Poppins for Halloween idea. =)

Becca said...

Deena! I love this post. Awesome memories abound...