-I forgot about the almond milk and found it a few hours later, still stashed in my purse. In the words of Cub: "Bummer".
-Cub came rushing into my room this morning and declared, "Cay-bub made a mess!" I asked him to show me, and he led me to our new fish tank, where fish food pellets were scattered along the tile, hiding in the grout. I reminded him that the fish tank cupboards, where he found the fish food, were off-limits and asked him to please go sit on his bed. While I cleaned up the mess, I realized that he actually came to me and confessed to what he did before I ever saw it. Hmmm. Now there's a little conundrum. Punish bad behavior that was admitted truthfully? Eh? So, as Cub wandered out of his room a few minutes later, I told him how much I appreciated him telling me the truth. And that the truth meant telling Mama what he did. I'm not entirely sure I handled that one correctly..? Ah, new toddler territory!
-Most of my day is a bit of a dance, vacillating between two little ones who require different things quite often at the same time. Nomi needs a diaper change, Cub needs a snack. Cub needs a nap, Nomi needs to eat. Nomi's bored in her bouncer, Cub wants to play cars. Cub spills fish food, Nomi wakes up. Today I actually changed Naomi's diaper, put her in her bouncer, piled Cub's laundry in my arms and put it away in his closet, then came back out and picked Naomi up to change her diaper. Only to realize I had just changed it two minutes ago. My husband actually said last night, "I don't know how you do it." I do! Decaf coffee. That I pretend is caffeinated. Also: Surrender to the chaos. Accepting it helps. And grasping at every minute as it flies by. I will never get those crazy, fun, insane minutes back.
-This evening I walked towards the doors at church for worship practice. Moments later I realized I had been standing in front of the doors for a few seconds, waiting for them to automatically open. I am not lying when I say that part of my brain is now missing.
Have a lovely day!