Who’s Got the Time?

I hate it when people have a blog but don’t keep it up well. This matches right up with the theory that we find the speck in someone else’s eye and ignore the log in our own. ‘Cuz I really haven’t been keeping up well. Even though I post every week or two, vowing that things will be different and that I want to keep up!

I realized WHY I have been so bad at this during the past few months.

Toddler + Baby = Blogging Deficiency.

It’s not so much that the demands of being a mom to a toddler and a baby are so super stressful that I can’t see straight anymore. It’s just the wacky schedule we’ve got going. Gelato is still nursing on a close-to-three-hour schedule. That means his naps fall at weird times in the day and his last nap only overlaps with Hula Girl’s nap for about 15-30 minutes, maybe 45 minutes if he’s on a bit earlier routine than normal, at the beginning and the end. I’ll give you a big picture shot of a typical day:

5:45 a.m. Gelato wakes and coos/screeches to himself

6:15 a.m. I get up and nurse Gelato

7:00 a.m. Hula Girl’s clock tells her it’s time to get up; I go get her

7:45 a.m. Gelato goes down for his first nap

9:30 a.m. I get Gelato up and nurse him while Hula Girl has roomtime

11:00/15 a.m. Gelato goes down for his second nap

12:30 p.m. Hula Girl goes down for her nap

12:45 p.m. Gelato wakes from his nap and I nurse him

2:15/30 p.m. Gelato goes down for his last nap

3:00 p.m. Hula Girl’s clock tells her it’s time to get up; I go get her

3:15/45/4:00 p.m. Gelato wakes up from his last nap (very variable based on his previous naps) and I nurse him

6:00/15/30 p.m. Gelato goes to bed (I nurse him)

7:00 ish p.m. Hula Girl goes to bed

Then there is the clean-up from the day and the putting-the-dinner-away and the collapse-into-bed-and-read or sit-on-the-couch-and-catch-up-on-Project-Runway that lures me in and I can’t escape.

So by 9:00 p.m., I have had about 15-45 minutes, total, during which I am alert enough to log in and write… which makes it kind of disheartening. I can’t really write a good blog post in 15 minutes, let alone proof it (and y’all know I miss stuff all the time, even on my best days). So… yeah.

Yes, I just dedicated 15 minutes to writing a blog post about not having 15 minutes to write a blog post. Meh. Just know that the ideas are all there and that I frequently find myself saying, “I can’t wait to write a post about this!!!” I’ll catch up someday… or maybe not. 🙂

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