It is so crazy to think that week 3 of summer is starting this week and the 4th of July is looking us straight in the eye! Where is our summer going?!
I am trying to do something with the kids every day. I know that sounds funny, but by that I mean, something fun/special/out of the dull drum of our daily activities. That would have worked if a belt on my car didn't snap on Tuesday and leave me without a car until Friday night. LOL
Last week, aside from not having a car, it looked like it was going to rain just about every day. Well on Friday I decided to chance it and walk the kids to Briggs Park regardless. We were there about 3 hours and the kids had a BLAST!! Willow can walk around the edge, and started to jump into the pool. The boys are great swimmers this year so I can let them jump off the diving board and not worry about them, so I just have to play with the babies. Now with that said trying to hold Orion the whole time and entertain Willow is a bit difficult; but it just happened that a friend was at the pool too that day so she played with Willow while I kept Orion. Amanda was there with us as well, but she actually came with her friend and while she isn't the greatest swimmer this summer; she can do basic things to keep her entertained.
I also made play dough and Willow loves it (recipe here). I made the first recipe there on the page, and figure I will try the others later.
Willow also tried to tell me that I am not going to potty train her, and well... after a little thinking on my part; I told her we don't have any more diapers left and she would have to use the bathroom all day. I put her in a dress for 3 days and big girl underwear on day 4 (today is day 6), and well each day she has been in underwear we have had some sort of accident it has been later in the day as in almost bed time. I think she is too tired and I am too busy getting everyone all they need I don't catch her in enough time. So I need to start with her I think tomorrow!
I haven't mentioned much about my journey with PPD in a bit and well, personally I am still having a hard time with it. I am able to care for the children, hang out, take them places etc. But on a personal level I feel like I am expelling so much energy to just 'be' for them that there is nothing left in me. I crawl into bed and that is about it for me anymore. To be honest, this blog alone is three days in the making and I still feel it is discombobulated in so many ways. There were many thoughts that have been through my head and yet I feel scrambled at the moment. To be honest, I just returned from a walk and am starting again... The one thing I am working on remembering is to just take each day as they come. This was something I did to get through all the hospital visits and news we had with Willow in her first year with hydrocephalus. It somehow got me through, so I will go that route again. Take today as it comes, and value it for the gift it has for you.