Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Life is in the way

I realized that I haven't been blogging much lately and have been feeling very guilty about it. I want to share all the great and not so great things that have been happening but just haven't seemed to have the time or mental energy to do it lately. And when I do actually blog, the posts seem boring. I seem to have lost my wit. This has been bothering me and today I finally understood what has happened.

Life has gotten in the way.

In the last month we have driven over 2600 miles. Gone to Winston-Salem, NC, Atlantic Beach, NC, the Fort Worth Zoo, Mo Ranch (in Hunt, TX), and Chicago (adults only). We have dealt with losing a cat, car and van issues (I promise to write about these they were quite the adventure), illness (me), working, and just the normal craziness that comes with having four kids.

And then there is Ruby!

Today alone I have found her with soap slathered from head to toe, twice! Playing with poop. Not napping. And covered in diaper rash cream!

Not only were they playing in soap but they had filled the sink up to make a very bubbly mess.

I know you are wondering why I didn't move the soap after the first smearing - I DID! Charlotte moved it back. And apparently Ruby things foam soap is something you rub all over your self - especially on your face.

I thought we had taken care of the poop issue but the last two days I have found her at nap time not sleeping but playing in poop. I guess there are some good things about her being constipated - the poop is easier to clean.

I noticed she wasn't downstairs this afternoon and sent Charlotte upstairs to find her. Charlotte came back and said, "Mom, you have to come see what Ruby is doing - she is in Rehm's room with baby cream!" I rushed upstairs, with my camera, to find Ruby sitting in the floor, in just a pull up, with diaper rash cream smeared on her face and body and of course all over the floor. She was very proud of herself and happily chattering away when I arrived.

Oh how fun!

Really Mom, I don't know what I was thinking!

Still covered after about 5 minutes in there

I know Ruby likes to play in the dipaer rash cream so I have made a point to store it out of reach. Well today she apparently climbed the changing table to get to it and then proceeded to climb back down and take it to Rehm's room. Why she took it to his room is beyond me.

Ruby got an early shower today. The cream of course is very water resistant so it took a while to get it all out of her hair and off her body. Now if I can figure out how to get it out of the carpet. If you have any ideas please send them my way. I'm sure Rehm would appreciate his room not smelling like a rashy baby and not having white spots on the carpet.

I should be folding laundry or working or packing lunches, but instead I think I'm going to bed and hoping that tomorrow is a bit calmer than today.

So if you notice I'm not blogging or I'm getting boring, you'll know that doesn't mean nothing interesting is going on. It just means I'm too overwhelmed to deal.


Brenna and Molly said...

I'm sorry to laugh but that first picture is priceless! Ruby looks completely delighted with herself while Eliza at least has the decency to look slightly chagrined. You really do have your hands full with them! Too bad Ruby didn't at least get into the soap AFTER the diaper cream - that stuff is brutal to wash off!
Hang in there and remember that it will get better and you'll have these pictures when they're grown. Maybe you can make them all into a book for Ruby so when you utter those famous words "I hope you have a daughter JUST like you!" you can illustrate exactly what that means!

Cici said...

This must be "payback" for the stuff Michael did...you were easy. Your Dad really hoped that you would "be twins", now I know why I only wanted one baby!!

friendsmiling said...

Too funny. I know what you mean about life getting in the way. Everytime I read your blog, you have written similar to what I was going to do, so I just haven't done anything. I have to make myself start back.