Two Hours of Sleep…

I’m functioning on two hours of sleep. (Thank you, Ana!) So, if this seems a little disjointed and random… well, two hours, y’all.

We bought a new television yesterday. Our old one had begun to turn off on its own (and not with the help of a certain Emmy hiding in the corner with the remote, which had been the case before), so we knew its inevitable death was approaching. We were prepared and knew just which flat screen to get. Well, Wes knew just which one to get. (I don’t know much about electronics. So, it’s good that I’m married to someone who stays up to date on the all of the latest gadgets and doo-dads.) Wes set the television up last night, which involved moving some furniture, cleaning out our armoire, and rearranging and reorganizing our living room. I thought I liked the layout of the room before, but this? This is much better. It feels like the room has grown a few feet! Or maybe that’s just the two hours of sleep talking. Hmm.

After a month of Ana waking up with a dry Pull-Up every morning, I finally switched her over to all panties all the time on Sunday. She’s done great so far, with no accidents at all. Woo-hoo! I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself at this time next year, when Emma does the same (hopefully) and there are NO MORE DIAPERS in our house. It’s too wonderful to imagine, y’all.

Speaking of Emma, I think we’ve reached the terrible twos. I used to hate that term, thinking that everything with children would be bliss and that even unpleasantness would be rewarding. Emma flinging herself on the ground in a fit of rage is not rewarding, nor is it bliss. The only rewarding part of it is watching Ana, who was ten times more dramatic, quietly observing her sister’s outbursts and calmly commenting that, “Emma is so sad.” Yes. Yes, she is. I’m encouraged to see how far Ana has come and how they do grow out of this stage. Emmy will make it just fine… and we’ll hold onto our sanity extra tightly until we safely reach the other side.

I think I’m all ready and prepared for VBS. I set up my room on Thursday and have everything ready for the first day of teaching. I’m going to tweak the other lessons for the week based on how Monday goes. I’m doing the Bible story sessions for preschool through first grade and am wondering just how much to change things up for the older kids. Hmm… we shall see on Monday…

My mom and I have been planning a baby shower for my sister for June 13th. One of the bad things about living in Oklahoma when the whole rest of the family is in Texas is that I can’t host much of anything out of my own home — baby shower, extended family Christmas, get-togethers, etc. I wanted to do something for my nephew, though, so my parents graciously offered to let me do this at their house. We’re going to be doing a cookout/baby shower for all of our extended family, and I’m really looking forward to it.

And I think that’s about it. Not bad for two hours of sleep!

One thought on “Two Hours of Sleep…

  1. Shannon says:

    Impressive for two hours of sleep! And GO ANA! Potty training is, without a doubt, one of my very least favorite parts of parenting, but it is SOOO nice when the diapers are gone!

    Terrible twos…couldn't agree with you more, especially about the not blissful or rewarding part. Ian is sorta there now…or maybe he suffers from bipolar disorder…I'm not exactly sure. But happy giggling and sweetness can turn to ear-splitting screeching and flailing(almost always when we're in some public place…you know, for maximum parental embarrassment) in approximately 0.032 seconds. Amazing.
    Hope VBS goes great this week!


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