My wonderful husband and 2 youngest children arrived home last night after 4 days of camping. While all went well according to my husband, he did say that he did not think we can all be out in the trailer together this summer. There is just too much to distract the little guy and when we veer from the routine, I am completely ANNOYED & TICKED OFF.
I can't help it, it's a character flaw but I really like a routine especially for the 2 year old. I so enjoyed a few days with him gone. Does that make me a bad mom? I don't think so. It was nice to be in my own home rather than having to go away for a break from all the work a 2 year old entails. When the 3 older ones were little it was all at the same time so having this little one 6 years after the youngest really poses a challenge at times. It's hard when you want to give time and attention to the older kids but the little guy is crabby 'cause he missed his nap or wants to be snuggled NOW. I know the time passes quickly and before you know it, the little one is now a big kid, I'm living that with his siblings!
So for now, we'll hang in there and make the best of the not so picture perfect moments and circumstances and remember that we do not walk through this life completely on our own-I truly, truly believe that. My God walks alongside me, now I just need to stop ignoring Him.
Off to get the little guy out of his crib where he has not been napping!