Monday, May 10, 2010

Octopus Arms

If only I could have 8 arms. If only I had an arm to meet every need of everyone in this house all at the same time.

If I had octopus arms today, I could have accomplished the following:

1. Changed Allie's diaper as she rolled around on the changing table with the strength of a bull,


2. Helping Cara get up onto the big potty instead of hearing her scream, "Moooooommmmy! I have to pee, come here! Moooooooommmy, I'M GOING TO PEE!"


3. Answering the phone instead of letting the answering machine pick it up, again,


4. Folding the mound of laundry that is sitting on the dining room table where a perpetual pile of laundry sits,


5. Returning the texts, emails, and phone calls from those I have neglected to respond to,


6. Dusting the house that hasn't been dusted since before, ahem, the kids' birthday party,


7. Breaking up the fight between Eli and Brady who are arguing over whose diaper I will change first after I change Allie and help Cara,


8. Did I mention that I didn't use the bathroom from 7:30 until nap time today?

Wow! Keeping up with them and the stuff of life is unbelievably busy! Not every day seems as hectic, but with each new challenge (like potty training), I feel like more and more gets crammed into our already over-flowing days.

So, yes, I do envy the that would be multi-tasking!

In other news, tomorrow Cara, Brady, and I will be heading to Rochester very early for a few appointments. Brady has PT and Cara has another appointment with the eye specialist. She continues to turn and tilt her head when looking in the distance. It has gotten no better, but no worse.

I also wanted to document that today for the first time Brady told me that his back hurt. While we were eating dinner I noticed him wincing. When I asked him what was wrong, he told me that his back hurt. I didn't get the sense that he was faking, or just repeating something he has heard us say, I think he truly was hurting. That broke my heart. We just recieved a reminder call to schedule our appointment with Dr. Sanders, the orthopedic doctor. This will be a concern to bring up with him. And more importantly, a matter for prayer:)


  1. And pray we will...for healing, and comfort from Brady's pain...and speedy potty training...and answers to Cara's vision problem...and stamina for a frazzled momma...and octopus arms.
    Keep yer chin up girl!

  2. You are doing an awesome job! The kids are doing great and I know God still has control of every situation your family will face. I continue to pray for you all daily. It will all work out, soon enough you and Matt will be wondering where the time went and all of this craziness will be a fond memory. Take heart, you guys are wonderful parents and your raising your children just how God intended.


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