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March 16, 2012

“I just can’t face it today.”

Filed under: Family, Motherhood, Personal — Tags: , , , — llcall @ 11:46 pm

I may or may not have made that statement every afternoon this week when it was my turn to take Addison.  It’s not a depression thing going on; I’m just so. dang. tired.  Thankfully, I’m not the only one.  Twice this week Addison has told me that she is tired around naptime — and then ACTUALLY napped.  It just about blew my mind. And even the days she did not say she was tired, she has napped with minimal crying, shouting, and clothing/furniture rearrangement beforehand.  Wouldn’t it be amazing if after two months of nothing, we had a napper on our hands again?!

Of course, it’s more likely that she’s just sick and tired from our 12-day vacation like her mama.  This trip to Utah and then Bakersfield was an experiment of sorts.  It was the longest I’ve ever been on my own with Addison with minimal outside help (I’ve done a couple of weeks without Neal before but only with my Dad getting up with Addison in the morning and my Mom helping out after work).  And although I was feeling pretty darn good during the trip, it has hit me really hard.  I didn’t leave the house from Sunday to Thursday and even staying in was very unsatisfying.  I felt too tired to enjoy the things I normally enjoy and so the week has passed really slowly and with some frustration.

I would like to record more about the trip: what went well/needs work in managing Addison, our sleep, the car ride, etc. for future reference.  But at the moment, it just sounds super boring.  I have a lot of more interesting topics roiling in my head at the moment, but I’m pretty sure my arms are too tired.

Instead, here’s a couple of cute pics from the capstone event of our trip — my niece Ayda’s fourth-birthday paint party!

Thanks to my cousin Jolene for already documenting it, since it takes me a month or two to go through the photo download/upload process!

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3 Comments »

  1. Yah for naps! I hope they stick around, at least for a little while. There’s not much else harder than a tired kid and a tired mom. It was so nice to see you guys this last weekend. Addison is so cute! Those girls are fun to watch.

    Comment by enelo — March 17, 2012 @ 12:13 am

  2. Some of the tiredness for me is due to springing ahead w/ daylight savings. Don’t count it out as you contemplate restorative naps!

    Comment by Lorie Call — March 17, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

  3. What a great party idea—looks like so much fun!
    I’m so glad Addison is taking naps! That is wonderful, and I hope it lasts!
    I hope you get some extra naps in, too. It is so hard to feel tired all the time.

    Comment by v. blanchard — March 17, 2012 @ 6:33 pm


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