Saturday, January 31, 2009

Eating a doctor a day keeps the apples away...

It made perfect sense to Katie when she said it but of course the parental units could not hold back the laughter at that statement. All I have to say is thank goodness for the humor of raising children because man oh man, raising two "virtual twin" three year old's is hard work. It is gratifying and rewarding work but it is exhausting if you put your heart and soul into it like we do. Heck, it is probably hard even if you do not put your heart and soul into it (smirk)

I hope all those that are waiting for their precious children do not feel that I am being ungrateful by expressing how parenting can be grueling. I think many of you know by now that I am one to speak the truth. Isn't it better to feel that we are all in the same parenting boat and bailing the water out as fast as we can so that we do not sink amidst the tremendous work load that we all carry? You can love your children more than life itself and wish for a some carefree and child free moments like I do right now.

Marc is working tonight and after reading to the kids, playing outside with them, playing inside with them, refereeing their squabbles, meeting all of their needs, I told them that they could choose a DVD before bed. After it was over and we were cleaning up the family room before bed, I see Ethan looking behind a chair in the room for something. I asked him what is behind there and he reaches back to pull out oodles and oodles of stuffing from the couch cushions that he has removed...ugh! Thanks mischief man, appreciate that!!

OK, back to the cuteness that brings focus to this overworked and tired mama. Thank goodness that I get the compensation of smiles and laughter that ease my weary mind and soul. Here is some more of it for your viewing pleasure.

Goodnight for now because morning comes VERY early around these parts and it all begins again.

8 comments:

Colleen said...

LOL that was hilarious!!! Yes raising children can be grueling....at all ages LOL

Carol and Taylor said...

Yep...its hard enough dealing with one. Its when you're outnumbered that I understand is incomprehensibly worse, i.e. one parent/2 kids or 2 parents/3 or more kids. For a whole host of reasons, I'm sticking with one child. The thought of 2, especially ones as active as yours and mine, is just plain scary.

Wishing you blessedly peaceful sleeps,

Carol and T

Tammie said...

Grueling? Yup. But as you also said totally rewarding.

So Ethan has the shopping gene? How did that happen!?

Love the video clips you share!

Vivian M said...

Cute and funny! By the way, stop by my blog for a little surprise.

Samantha & Woody said...

Ahhh, she is amazing! Cute cameo by E, too.

As a waiting parent, I can tell you I really appreciate your honesty. I know I will feel that way too, and thanks to you now I will know I am normal!

Candy said...

I am more than impressed with Katie's Chinese song singing. WOW! She's is really learning from the class. I know you are so proud of her and so am I. You go Katie Girl!

Minouche said...

Your sweet Katie is so funny and smart!!! :O)) It seems that your little linguist can easily learn languages..:O) We have to keep our Chinese class going! :o) I was also impressed with Ethan's communication skills! :o)) what a proud mama you must be seeing the progress of your little (and Big) ones.:O) xoxoxox

ChinaCalling said...

I have enjoyed catching up on your blog this morning. Katie's hair has gotten so long and pretty! And boy, is Ethan talking well!!!! But no more posts allowed on how hard it is having two toddlers..... we have one bringing us to our knees now and one waiting in the wings for her cue! LOL!