What a freakin’ week.

So I started off the week feeling pretty overwhelmed with Harvey, and it’s like God or providence or whatever you want to say wanted to give me a reminder to slow down and appreciate the struggles and just love on my little boy.

Sunday = frustrated with my crazy 2 year old (and my responses to him)
Monday = gushing head wound for said 2 year old
Tuesday = puking sick 2 year old
Wednesday = 2 year old who only wants Mama

So yeah… I had a long-planned girls’ weekend planned for Denver this weekend, and the idea was to leave tonight and drive part way to stay at a friend’s house before finishing the drive with her tomorrow to meet up with our other 2 friends. Up until late afternoon today, I just didn’t know if it was even going to happen! My brother had offered to stay at the house with the kids tonight, but every Mama knows that when your kiddos are sick, they typically just want Mommy, so I didn’t know how that was going to go. Thankfully he got most of the puking out of his system yesterday, and today was filled with cuddles with Mama while I tried to work from home. After a solid nap from 2-4, he woke up and actually asked for food and smiled at his sister, so I knew we were turning the corner! Instead of leaving at 5pm I decided to stick around until after bedtime, so at 11pm I just pulled into my friend’s house and am writing this post. I’m thankful Harvey is on the mend, I’m thankful to have a little bro who loves my kids and is helping me out with them until Charlie gets back tomorrow, and I’m thankful to have girlfriends to do weekends like this with!

Poor kiddo. At least my heart is back in place for now and I was able to soak in all of those snuggles this week. <3 2016-02-03 09.19.31


  1. Glad to hear that you do get some time away. Parenting sure has its ups and downs though…I hear you on that one!

  2. That is so great that your brother is ‘capable’ of caring for your two kids. I don’t think my brother would have the first clue! And double awesome that you were able to keep your weekend plans. Have so much fun!

    1. Well, he lived with us for a few months this year, so he got used to our routine 😉

  3. mcmissis · · Reply

    I love your brother.

  4. geochick · · Reply

    you’ve got yourself a little tornado! Daycare told us A is starting to intentionally bite other kids. 18 months to 2.5 or so really sucked with X and A is going to be harder. Welcome to parenting a boy.

  5. Wow, what a week!!!! I’m glad that Harv is on the mend and that you’ve organized things to still be able to go away. Relax and enjoy this weekend!!!

  6. Just have to let you know how much I appreciate that you are so ‘real’ here. So many times people paint the perfect picture of parenthood, when the truth is, it is hard. And some days flat out suck. And it all
    Comes back around to how much we love these little people we have been blessed with; bad days and all.
    So glad you are able to get away for the weekend! Weather is supposed to be awesome Saturday; enjoy!

  7. what a week! So glad you were able to go and harv is on the mend!

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