TGIS

TGIF? Screw that.  I still have to wake up in the middle of the night, change 1,000 diapers, go to the grocery store, cook, clean, and have dinner ready by 6.  How about TGIS when I have a hubby who takes the baby into the family room to play at 8am and lets me sleep until 11.  Now that’s something to be thankful for!

Here’s what my new normal looks like in photo montage:

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1. Wake up the sleeping beast

2. Get screamed at while I attempt to change a dirty diaper and get the baby dressed

2. Get screamed at while I attempt to change a dirty diaper and get the baby dressed

3. Feed the baby

3. Feed the baby

4. Baby peed in the process so change his diaper again

4. Baby peed in the process so change his diaper again

5. Time for morning cuddles.  Eating is a lot of work

5. Time for morning cuddles. Eating is a lot of work (creepy sleeping but awake eyes)

6. (No photo) Mommy has 30 minutes to shower before the baby wakes up

7. Time pauses for a while because the baby is smiling.  Everything else can wait

7. Time pauses for a while because the baby is smiling. Everything else can wait

8. Use the phrase "dig out" in reference to your vehicle

8. Use the phrase “dig out” in reference to my vehicle

9. Bundle up the baby

9. Bundle up the baby

10. After all of this is done, I have roughly 30 minutes of sleepy baby (as long as I don’t try to take him out of his car seat) before he starts screaming and it’s time to start this whole process over.  Realize that you can’t get anything done in 30 minutes.  Turn off the car, don’t dare touch the sleeping baby, and enjoy 30 minutes of peeing in peace, brushing my teeth in peace, pretending like I was ambitious enough to read (in peace), and picking up after the baby.  In peace.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

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