in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

i want to go back night night

the difference is night and day: yesterday evening happy on the couch.
this morning, miserable leaning on it.

i have learned one thing about john: he is not really a morning person. and i can't fault him - he comes by that honest. daddy and i aren't so hot about jumping out of bed either.

to be fair, john actually wakes up pretty cheerful. he plays in his bed and sings songs and hangs out. when daddy or i go to collect him, he's usually happy to see us and often greets us with a gleeful "i'm awake!"

but it goes downhill from there quickly. he's ok if he can hang out and watch some of a movie, drink some milk, maybe have a snack. but when it's time to get ready to go to school or church or whatever, the tears break out.

big. fat. bawling. tears.

it's so sad. and it's usually accompanied by repeated use of one phrase: "i want to go back night night."

(and i always think, me too, kiddo, but we're out of luck on that front ...)

fortunately there's another transition in the car, and by the time we pull up at the school he's happy and ready to eat breakfast and start his day.

but i can totally relate to wanting to go back night night instead of starting the day.


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