Take me back!

The imagination of a child is a wondrous thing. They see and feel things we as adults have long forgotten. They create these amazing worlds with so much glow. I can only hope to catch a glimpse of that again! Their characters are fighters, heroes, villains and bakers. And there is no bound to their adventures.

My oldest human has one of the most creative and hilarious imaginations. His love of all characters big and small is intriguing and magical. Just last week he was Bumblebee, a big strong yellow transformer; then he became that lovely little red headed woodpecker that so lovingly sets up shop in my house....Woody the Woodpecker. Then we move on to Butterbean, who is a Baker. She cooks up some pretty amazing things, which I then get to help create in my kitchen......animal crackers, flour, salt, milk, and sugar sounds like a winning recipe!

Sonic and Capatin Underpants come out every once in awhile and they love to be in their underwear! Company or not, if he is sporting one of these guys, you better believe there are no clothes involved.

His latest and greatest? STARLA! Yup, you heard that correctly.....STARLA! Curious minds wonder where this very interesting name came from.......well Blaze and the Monster Machines of course! Ummmm why not Blaze? Well Starla is a bold, fast talking, purple Monster Truck. Oh duh why wouldn't you choose that one.......🤠😂

Whether he is a boy, a monster truck, a fairy who loves to bake, or a super hero I am so glad I get to experience this side of him. It wont last forever so you know what little human......you do you!

Signing off

It's a true epidemic!!!

So let's talk about something really serious today....I mean I think its serious.

There is an epidemic out there and I think this needs to be addressed. I have held my tongue way to long............BATH TIME POOPING!!!

This is not your every once in a while bath time pooping, because we worked through that with our first. I remember it like it was yesterday. He needed a bath before everyone came over for Thanksgiving. He was splashing, kicking, and having a great time. Then I got "THE LOOK".  That, yup this is definitely happening adult human and you are going to have to clean it up. WTF is that.....a toy? OMG that's a turd!!!! Gross!!

Fast forward to human number two. This mini human LOVES the bath. He would sit in there for hours if you let him. But there is one VERY LARGE challenge with that. POOP! He does it 99% of the time he gets into that warm vat of H20. One minute he's having the time of his life, the next..........that warm clear vat of H20 is not longer clear. It's a cloudy mess of chunks and mush. Its 5 minutes human!!!! You can't even make it 5 minutes!!!!

I guess it's time to drain, wash, and refill for the second human. DEAR GOD let's hope he knows better by now NOT to fill this new clean H20 with his insides like his brother.  (Luckily He does 😉).

Let me know your stories because this mama is OVER vigorously scrubbing DoDo every other day.

Signing Off

Oops Life got in the way

It's been over a week since my last post and I told myself when I started this blog that I wanted to make sure I posted at least once a week.

Well humans....I made it exactly 8 posts in and I am fashionably late. Life has definitely interrupted my writing. Frustrating....yup. The end of the world....nope. So let's hear about it:

As I write this post I am sitting in my rocking chair, with the Bachelorette on (WTF, I know) drinking a glass of wine. Yup you heard that correct....WINE!!!  I have put our 3 1/2 year old human to bed 5 times and have put our soon to be 1 year old to bed at least as many times if not more. OMG little humans, I really do need to adult at some point tonight.

In between putting these little sleepless humans to bed I have put a load of laundry in and attempted to clean up the house....notice how I said "ATTEMPTED". This is life right now and most days I am OK with it. Heck, I even get to sit down every once in a while.......like now....when I get to write and wait for the next round of " cry, cry cry (Almost 1 year old)....mom my TV is stuck, there is a bug on my ceiling, I have to pee (3 1/2 year old), cry cry cry ( Almost 1 year old).....REPEAT.

Some days I get so frustrated that I cant seem to get anything done and my other Human half has to take over. He is awesome! He takes over until I can rationalize with my inner freak that everything will be OK and the house came wait and the laundry can too.

Sometimes we need to take the time to sit and reflect on life with little humans.  It's OK to suck some days (not get your house cleaned, not get your laundry done, not get whatever other chores you have done)as long as you remember that most days you ROCK!!!

Here is where I have ended up. Sitting in the batman bed until sleep becomes a thing.

Signing Off

Breath in....Breath out....Breath in.....

Breath in....breath out.....breath in....breath out.

These are the words I need to tell myself sometimes when putting our little humans to bed. Anyone else have trouble with bedtime routines??? Well we do and it can be down right terrible sometimes. I mean a glass of wine has never looked so good after some of these night time episodes!! Oh my gosh little human, is it really that hard to lay down, close your eyes, and dream of fluffy marshmallows????

Yup, apparently it is. Right now, my husband is currently cooing our little 3 year old human to bed because heaven forbid we shut the sound off of his TV, or give him the 20th hug, or we might have forgot a high five, ANDDDD he now needs a belly punk....OMG really, how long is this new nighttime ritual going to be little human?

So lets start at the beginning, because we have many rituals that we have gone through in our little humans small amount of time on this earth.

When our littlest human was a baby we tried to let him cry it out, quite a few times, but that little set of lungs held steady for at least an hour and would have DEFINITLY kept on screaming if we wouldn't have interrupted. I know some may have some really strong opinions on this. But for us crying it out didn't work. We resorted to rocking our little human to bed each night, which I can definitely say is soothing some days. Some days you just need those extra baby cuddles and some days you just need that extra glass of wine.

Fast forward a year or so and now he is in a big boy bed.... HECK YEAHHHH. He rocked the big boy bed. We thought he would be SOOOOO excited about his new bed he would sleep like champ....nope! This began the crossword, phone scrolling, and video watching era. We call this the floor era. We would lay on the floor and do our thing until the little human man fell asleep. Sometimes this was 5 minutes...these were the best days. Sometimes is was two hours...these were the days you walked away so frustrated you wanted to scream and stomp your feet. Sometimes we even fell asleep on that no so comfy floor, finding ourselves drooling and snoring only to be woken up when one of us realized how long it had been. Oh the days.

Now on to the next stage in our lives....the Twos!!! We have slowly moved away from the floor and now graduated to the stairs AND the possibility of running "errands" around the house. This was a VERY short lived stage. Soon we were having to hang in his room again, the tantrums got louder, and our time in his room was lasting almost 2 hours if not more each night....Oh did I mention we had a new born? I swear there were days I just wanted to run away! I mean I LOVE the heck out of my two humans but why is sleep so hard?

Now we are to the present where we have given in and put a TV in his room. Life has been civil in the Craig household. I definitely feel like it was the best decision we could have made even with all of our hesitation in doing this. I can actually have my glass of wine in peace and I can enjoy my husbands company once again!! But in the most recent months we have slacked in monitoring his TV time and life has become a fight again. Its a constant battle this parenting thing. If we don't shut off the sound he doesn't fall asleep until later and if we don't warn him before we shut the sound off he FREAKS.....like the debacle we are dealing with at the moment. My husband gets to deal with this one while I write.

Some days you ROCK this life and some days you just down right FAIL. But you know what, that's okay, as long as you know you need to pick yourself right back up and start again. Tomorrow I will be better about our nighttime routine and will go from there. That is the best I can do :)

Know you are doing the best. Know that you are a great parent. Know that while some may judge others are here to support you. Know that your little human will be okay and so will you!

Signing Off for now