Mar 15

Confessions of a Shameless Mother


Adding a third kid to our live has been a true transition. While we still have the same amount of hands, there are increasingly more diapers to be changed, faces to be wiped, books to be read, etc. Over the last three months since the baby arrived, I have noticed myself slipping. What used to be structured is no longer. For instance, I used to limit my kids to one 30-minute cartoon in the mornings. And maybe another in the evening while I was cooking dinner. But now, we often have the TV on for 1 – 2 hours while before preschool – it keeps them distracted as I buzz around the house getting everybody fed, dressed and ready for the day.

Today Lilah and I were browsing through pictures of my niece, Eva’s, birthday party on my computer. Lilah was commenting on most of them and when we came to the below shot of Owen in his party pirate hat, she pointed out that he was wearing the same thing today as he was wearing in that picture. As in STILL wearing it. The party was Saturday and today is Tuesday. Gulp. And, I even remember that Saturday wasn’t his first day to wear it! So, not only does that remind me that he has been wearing the same clothing for 4+ days, but that I can’t even remember the last time he had a bath!!

When our first was born, I remember changing her outfit at least once a day. And Brady and I giving her nightly baths. Now, I just don’t find the time, energy or motivation to do maintain that. But I do realize that I should strive harder to find the middle ground. So, I changed him right away and added “give Owen a bath” to my to-do list for the day. It went right after “clean the kitchen sink so Owen can take a bath in it”.

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  1. Michelle says:

    I bet Mr. Owen didn’t even complain about it and he is probably still looking pretty cute today! :) I know you’ve had your plate full….especially with the added “kid” on the couch for the week. Keep up all the good work; I bet Owen will barely remember this incident when he’s older. 😉

  2. Kelly says:

    I so hear you on the bath issue! We have three now too, our youngest is 10 months though, and yes, things are slipping more and more. I’m getting to be ok with it though. If they are truly in need of a bath they will get one. Most the time we just gave baths to give baths though. How dirty do they get?

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