happy friday lovelies. has your week been everything you dreamed it would be or have you just made it through by the skin of your teeth? i find myself in the latter of the categories. while feeling a little scathed, however, i still find myself feeling triumphant. i managed another 3 days with 4 kids on my own. this is not for the faint of heart. although, it will make you feel quite faint. i’m tired and day dreaming about sleep and lots of it. and on that subject, doesn’t liam brave look so sweet? like a angel or cherub who at one glance might melt your heart into a pool of sweet churned butter.
well, before that, there was . . .
this . . and lots of it!
every day, and all of the days, last week and the week before that.
the stay in bed game is a serious one and this kid is my most accomplished player. and, i can tell you right now that he doesn’t like to loose. that is not a bad quality, just a trying one to the opponent. anyhow, after many looks like the one above, lots of running up and down the never ending hallway, hiding in the drapes, the doorbell ringing and 12 trips to the bathroom i lost the game. and the winner? he fell asleep on the couch (photo above) and i was left wondering, how can such a little person have such a big will?
i suppose i’m coming to terms with a solution that i’m not fond of . . . no more naps. there goes 6 hours in my week of work time that i have no idea where or how i’ll make up. but, it has to be better than making up after the go to bed negotiations. i’ve done this 2 other times and survived and i’ll survive this (i know a bit dramatic). the hardest part is just coming to terms with it (i think) and moving on to the next stage.
when did your kids stop napping. was it traumatic for you? liam is 3 1/2 and if i remember correctly my older two stopped around the same age.
and speaking of naps, i hope you get a few this holiday weekend! xo
A FEW OF MY FAVES THIS WEEK +
01 / i’ve never really wanted to make my own light fixture, until now.
02 / i need one of kids to hurry up and have a birthday so i can throw this party.
03 / healthy cookies involving oatmeal, chocolate + peanut butter? i’m in.
04 / great design with kids in mind. you know know it’s a favorite topic of mine.
05 / this is such a fascinating take on personal style. i’m going to read it another time or two.
i also write for euro style lighting. do you look for inspiration in public places?