You’ve heard it from me before: where did the time go? I honestly don’t know. All I know is that it has been six months since my last
confession blog posting which means that I and the munchkins are now six months older. Six months doesn’t have much impact on the overall development of a 30-something but it certainly does on growing munchkins. Little Miss will turn 2 in less than a month and is starting to potty train. Rex is 4.5 heading to the dreaded 4.75 era and I am already starting to see the signs of the shit storm that is probably coming down the pike.
But, I am also seeing signs that things are getting …. differently easier. To that I mean small chunks of time where neither child is in need of immediate attention, feeding, wiping, diapering, stimulation, correction, rescuing, or general attention and I can just be for a few moments. They are few and far between, though. Outside of the house Little Miss is still under constant supervision (aka “suicide watch”) due to her inability to judge correctly that something is beyond her ability and could in fact be lethal. Inside the house, though, with the proper doors closed (brother’s room so she can’t climb into his bed, laundry room so she can’t “clean” the litter box, bathroom so she can’t flood the sink) she is usually safe to roam outside of our vision. In those moments, she actually prefers to be in her room, sitting in her rocking chair “reading her books”. Adorbs. It’s not all wine and roses, though. Her sleeping habits have been far less regular than her brother’s. Although, if she potty trains by the time she’s 2 1/2 I will totally forgive her for this. I will consider the score even.
Rex has been allowed to participate in the afternoon sessions of learning at his Pre-K school and the changes are quite noticeable. Next year, he goes into FREE public school kindergarten. I’m a little verklempt at this development. I’m also verklempt about the fact that there is less than a 5% chance that he will nap on any given weekend day meaning one of us must stay up with him and at least keep him company. I refuse to see my job as a mother to be his constant source of stimulation and amusement and I find myself more and more chiding him to “go find something to do” that doesn’t require me. I’m itching for the day when I can send him out of doors with the general instruction to “play” and he actually does.
Mr. X and I are as ever. Our marriage takes a daily beating from the ever present mundane bullshit of life but we’re weathering it well. We have date nights and good talks. Ironically, some of our best time together is after dinner when the kids are playing in the living room and we just hang out together. Those are some of my favorite times of the day (next to bed time).
I still have more to say. I just hope I can get around to it earlier than six months from now.