Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What it's like

Ever wonder what it would be like to juggle life with a newborn and a toddler?

Here... let me give you a glimpse of what it's like...

Things were running fairly smoothly today. Early this afternoon the baby was napping and the toddler was getting antsy so I thought it would be a good time to take her outside with me. I would water the grass and catch a couple of rays and she could play with her outside toys. I left the baby in his swing close to the open window and door.

It went great, for a while. Then perhaps I was enjoying the sun's warm rays on my face just a little too much. Perhaps I dared to close my eyes and turn my face towards the blue sky for just a few seconds too long. For when I turned back to reality I found this...

I thought, "oh crap, she's going to get the bum of her pants dirty!"
But before I could do anything about it, I heard crying coming from the open window. I quickly popped into the house to check on the boy and found him like this:
As I was attempting to calm him, I heard something at the front door. I turned to find this dark figure looming in the door way:
A mud soaked toddler was about to race through my (somewhat clean) house while my newborn baby screamed his lungs out. I managed to get her back outside where I could strip her down while juggling the baby in my arms...
A short while later as I was patting myself on the back for getting her in the tub and getting her cleaned and changed and then managing to also get him like this:
I was faced with this:
And sadly, it was far to early in the day to have one of these...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Tara!! This is so funny. I LOVE the silhouette shot of Ruby in the doorway!. You have my total undying admiration for the job you do.. and the job you do very well, judging by the contented look on Lincoln's face.
Thanks for the smile you brought me.
Love you
Corney

Just Jen said...

LOVE this post! Laughing out loud at my desk!

Me said...

I can't stop laughing!! You are too funny! This is a kickass post :)

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Sorry that day sucked, but it made for a great post with pictures!

annacyclopediaisworkingonit said...

Very funny, and also not funny at all. Thanks for making me feel grateful for my relative peace, though!

Kait said...

I'm sorry to comment so late on this. I just discovered your blog (and have added it to my reader to follow regularly!) and I just had to comment on this post. I loved it. I loved the pictures that so eloquently told your story. I have a two month old and am already thinking of having another. This post was sobering to be sure. Thanks for writing (and picturing) a day in the life!

Kait @ esperanzasays.wordpress.com