Sorry for the blog silence around here. Back to reality after the holidays this year kinda hit me in the face. I thought it would be no big deal. I looked forward to our routine again and BAM. Reality. Here’s somethings you should know:
- The sun doesn’t rise here in Calgary in the winter until 8:30am.
- I find it extremely difficult to wake up before the sun.
- The latest I can ever sleep in with our routine is 7am. And with a 7am wake up I am running around like a crazy person until we leave the house so really 6:30 should be the latest.
- On Christmas break I turned the boys clock back so they wouldn’t come out of their rooms (except to use the bathroom, but then back to bed) until 8am. So essentially at 8am I would turn on cartoons and use the next 30 minutes to wake up. But nice and slow. Ah Christmas Holidays.
So BAM 7am wake ups that I snoozed into 7:30…sometimes 7:45 meant crazy hectic mornings of my own creation. It really made all the days that first week back extra crazy. And it was 100% my own fault.
The week after (which was only last week!) We had a visitor (Hi Jen, miss you) for a few days, and then Henry got strep throat and a double ear infection. Which he kindly passed along to me. Probably equally both our faults since he always drinks out of my cup and I can’t refuse a sick kid some cuddles. You know the times: Your normally super energetic child is laying nice and still with you on the couch and you are soaking it in….until he breaths in your face. And in that moment you know you are about to get sick. But you don’t get up.
I always thank my lucky stars when I am sick on a weekend because John can solo parent and I can sleep. During the week I have no back up. So I spent all of Saturday in bed and half of Sunday. Then just as I was thinking I’m on the mend, it becomes apparent that William is now sick and maybe Tilly. So we spent this morning at the walk-in getting more antibiotics for my littles and steroids for William (every sickness he gets triggers his reactive airways). Thus is winter life with small children.
So thanks Winter. I appreciate it. Keep being dark and un-motivating while also being the perfect environment/conditions for germs to spread. We really don’t expect any better of you, Winter. It must be nice to always fulfill people’s expectations and never go above and beyond them.
Rant Over, time for the next dose of antibiotics.