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in: Cristina; Cristina > 2016-02-19

Feb 19, 2016 6:41 PM # 
The Oatmeal's take on this:
Feb 19, 2016 7:13 PM # 
...and remember the saying:

"Small children small problems - big children big problems..."
Feb 19, 2016 7:53 PM # 
That cartoon actually is pretty accurate in terms of reflecting my family's experience. But we survived. You will too but here and there it will totally suck. And here and there it will be heart achingly spectacular and humbling. And one day, if you're lucky like me, you'll become so addled that you'll decide to catch a falling turd in your hand instead if letting it drop to the floor because in your no-sleep ruined brain somehow that seems like the best option at that moment. The glamorous bits come later, I am sure of it.

Laughter helps. Accepting help helps. And being around others who are going through the same thing really helps. Hope you all get some zzzzzz's soon.
Feb 20, 2016 3:22 AM # 
Nice! You are not Super-ficial.
Feb 20, 2016 6:04 AM # 
And then I found...
Feb 20, 2016 8:59 AM # 
Feb 20, 2016 8:50 PM # 
I'm with Super on all counts. You're doing good work, hang in there - they do eventually get old enough that you can send them outside to play while you try to get over the cold they just gave you, work out, or just think a single thought straight through from start to finish...
Feb 21, 2016 7:47 AM # 
I can't really complain too much, I think our little dude is pretty easy compared to most and I have actually slept a decent amount this week. But I need my sleep, so when exposed to germs a single terrible night is enough to knock me down. It's also difficult to adjust to life without time to try to do all the things I already didn't really have enough time to do. :-)

He is pretty cute, though, so that makes up for it.
Feb 21, 2016 2:45 PM # 
I totally get that! I feel like we've optimized our schedules to get a lot in, but it can be exhausting. We just hit 20 years and dropped paperwork so we have more time for the things we want to do. And the kids are old enough that they've grown into those things, so we can share them together (albeit at a different pace). I wish we all had such a luxury, it makes me question the typical job and school and lifestyle expectations in the US and whether that's really the best way to live.

Little people are good. :). Beat those germs!

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