Thursday, May 22, 2008

we should've bought stock in pampers.

At the time when I took this picture....I thought I better take a picture or I will forget we had 3 in diapers at the same time. And sure enough I did forget until I was looking through pictures this morning.
In this picture they had just gotten baths and were ready for bed. The older 2 were potty trained through the day...just not through the night yet. Isabella actually wet through the night until she was 5. I thought that time would never end of bed wetting alarms, pull-ups, and wishing to not change wet bedding AGAIN!
I'm so glad for pictures to remind you of times gone bye...times you thought you were stuck in forever. Every mama feels at times that this stage will NEVER end, and just wishes for the next phase to start. Like when they are newborns, you can't wait for them to sleep through the night. When they can sit up, I couldn't wait for them to crawl. When they can talk, you sometimes wish for a moment of peace & quiet.
I think by this time of my parenting I have stop wishing for that next step to come. I have realized how all to soon they grow up. Two are in school, and two are home. And before I know 3 years they all will be in school. WOW! How time has flown. So for now I'm trying to enjoy the ride.
However, pretty easy to say all that on a day that I had a completely quiet house. This morning I woke up with a really sore throat, chills, and a headache. We had been getting to bed so late this week and I guess it caught up to me. So Donovan arranged for the 2 younger kids to be at his mamas, and Jack went to the neighbors to catch a ride with her to kindergarten. How strange to have such a quiet house. I'm feeling better this afternoon, and ready to get on the mama train again. Thanks Mama and Amee' for helping me out today...again.
QUOTE of the day:
From Donovan:

"Give me the benefit of the doubt here....I just spent the last 16 minutes inhaling diarrhea fumes."

(Suzy's diarrhea accident in her panties.... that is. Didn't want you to think he was inhaling his own fumes. Which of course he does....I just wouldn't write about it.)


Anonymous said...

glad you're feeling better!

we had a sunday titled 'how to raise teenagers w/ out raising your blood pressure'. i wish i could put the brakes on my oldest! i love the tween age! dad and mom are still cool, they're so interested in our lives as a family... i could go on but i won't. feelin a little chatty! =)

Sherri said...

I enjoyed reading your post, Heather and love reminiscing too. Some days I feel like all I do is change the sheets and wash soiled underwear...thanks for the reminder that these days are so short compared to the big picture of life.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Cindy said...

Before you know it you'll be cleaning greasy grimy work clothes! Can't believe my little guy "Mitch" is graduating on Sunday! If you want to see MY table in all it's glory, you can come to our graduation party on Friday, the 30th, 7-9pm.

Holly said...

It's great to think back on all the special memories! We'll have them forever! Love ya