Friday, August 6, 2010

Note to Self

Yesterday was a bit of a crazy day for me.  

I worked-I use that term lightly, because I "work" at the Gap 1-2 days a week for 4 hours.  Not too bad, huh?  I love it.  Everyone there is nice, fun; I get a great discount; I get to do something out of the house; and Burl gets to spend some time with his g'rents.  

After work, I went to my in-laws house 3 hours of canning.  I'm over halfway to my goal of 100 jars of tomatoes.  

Those things weren't the crazy part for me.  The crazy part was that Burl had a bit of a hard time while we were canning.  A hard time for Burl is not too bad.  He fussed and cried a little bit and I carried him in the baby Bjorn for the last hour.  {Canning + Bjorn = what a funny sight.  Thank goodness I have very helpful, very encouraging in-laws.}  When he has a hard time, I feel so bad, like I'm doing something wrong and I have to get it right.  I'm pretty sure that is a huge part of parenting, but it still unravels me.  

Every time I feel like I get Burl's routine down and he's thriving, he seems to change and need something different.  I'm going to learn to roll with it though.  Burl will teach me what he needs.  I just have to learn to be flexible.  

Thank goodness I have friends (Honey Be), family, pediatrician, and a husband to remind me that being chill is vital for parenting.  

Today, we are doing just that.  We are chilling at home.  Writing this helps.  Sorry for being long winded.  Finding some cute pictures to post helps too:

Going to shower, make some coffee, and grab my b.i.b.l.e.

1 comment:

  1. A chill day at home is one of my all time favorites. Nothing like it. I love all your pics. You've got me pic hunting now. Be sure to check and see what I come up with...