The Dirty Dishes Stage


There are days when I’m certain this phase of life might actually kill me off.

After a day of breaking up fights, making meals that people request and don’t intend to eat, listening to whining about…everything, running kids from one activity to the next, attempting to keep up with laundry and dishes, and trying to maintain order with three young ruffians, my sanity hangs by a very feeble thread.

There are days when I can’t wait for this phase of life to be over.

I ask Mr. Spreadsheets, “Won’t it be great when our kids are bigger?”

I dream of the days when they are all potty trained, when everyone can feed themselves, and when they need me just a little bit less.

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Surprise! Yay for Vomit Puddles

Non vomit day when she practiced getting out of her bed. 

You know how sometimes you have a plan, and then all of a sudden you need a new plan? Vomit puddles seem to do that to us.

Sorry if vomit bothers you… you aren’t cleaning it up… but feel free to skip this post.

I went to get the Princess from her bed this morning and she was COVERED in throw up.

Like it was all over her bed, in her hair, on her clothes, and all over the floor in front of her crib.

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