We’ve all gotten very emotional. The reality of the situation is really sinking in and this extrovert is missing interacting with adults. The Hubs is here and wonderful but he’s still working (thank God) so it’s mostly me and the twins with the exception of work calls. The Twins are tired of each other.
We left the house and went to my in-laws shop to let the girls run around. I felt like I’d been freed from jail when I got to go to the grocery store without the Twins. It was sobering to see so many empty shelves though. No eggs, no biscuits, no bread flour, no loaf pans, no bread, few pull-ups in the size we need. I bought a few grocery items but spent the girls birthday money on things to keep them entertained and moving.
I bought them bath crayons, pipe cleaners, pompoms, finger paint, construction paper, new cups, tennis balls, giant bouncy balls, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and more. Hopefully these will keep them engaged long enough for me to get some work done next week.
Their schedules are so messed up despite my attempts that I don’t know how it’s ever going to get back to normal. Right now they are playing instead of sleeping and it’s almost 10:00pm. They normally go to bed at 8:30pm. I love my children but they aren’t giving me any breaks. From the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed they want me right there next to them and giving them all of my attention. The moment I turn my attention away the wildness ramps up.
It’s good to know that I’m not the only one though. The girls’ teacher started a group text and all of the other Mom’s in class were talking about how insane their kids are being too. We’re all in similar boats here. It gives me strength to know that it’s not just me on the verge of losing my mind.
As I always say, this too shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.