Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hats off to parents of more than one kid.

A couple weeks ago I baby sat my two nephews. I was happy to do it and they're very good boys, so I thought it'd be a breeze, and for the most part it was. Everything was going relatively smoothly, I was feeding the baby, and the toddler was watching cartoons. But then I got the call to come and pick up my sister in law. "Okay, I'll just go put everyone in the car." 

First I strapped the baby into his convertible carseat before we walked out of the house. Then I rounded up the toddler and got them both outside. And then I locked the door behind me. Oh shit, forgot my car keys. OH SHIT I LOCKED THE DOOR. AWESOMMMMEEEEEE. I called my husband and asked if he could come over with my sister in law's spare key. And I sat outside with a 6 month old and a 3 year old.

All of this got me thinking about parent's of more than one kid, and of very young kids. Man, hats off to you. If you currently do not have children and have friends with kids that you think take FOREVER just to get ready, please know, they're probably having mornings like I did. Just getting two kids ready takes several minutes each. I know even with my own son, we can never find his shoes. And then last minute you realize he's pooped. Just stuff like that.

Learning that I can't just walk out the door when I want anymore was one of the hardest things for me to accept when I had Wyatt. Getting a diaper bag ready, feeding, changing, and then feeding again. And now that he's a toddler, it's getting my book bag full of emergency distraction treats, diapers, a drink, extra clothes, and then WHERE ARE HIS SHOES?! This post is all over the place. 

Bottom line: more kids makes life interesting! 

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