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 it...in 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:
"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.)