Friday, December 6, 2013

Surviving Toddlers & Si Day 5

Life in Theory:
Create wonderful Christmas memories, while keeping a "pretty" house full of Christmas decor!

Life in Reality:

Making a pretend Si elf do things, post them, and have a daily advent calendar means sacrifices! Having a four year old, a two year old, and a newborn is a lot of work! I've read comments about how together I am for creating activities, printouts and a pretty paper advent calendar. But let's look behind hidden doors...

and let's be real... I stayed up until 3 o'clock in the morning and was exhausted for two days, doing that!

I'm learning that surviving toddler hood and babies is all about priorities! You should see what my office looks like. Because I spent an hour on the computer working on Si, my two boys discovered a box of things they've never seen before! I let them because they were occupied. I'm currently using some of the cards as a foot stool!

I chose the advent calendar as a priority instead of the dishes.

I chose to play around with Si and have the boys help me take pictures next to the fireplace, instead of  prepping lunch and getting ready to go. Therefore we split a 20pc nugget, wearing our jammies because it was time to go pick up the milk. Yes, I know that's not in our healthy eating diet but it's about priorities!!

Today the boys made snow angels, Si made one too!

Today they tried to make a snowman... a SnowSi will have to do!

Today we made memories and then I stuck Si on the dishes, and the laundry because I had other priorities!

 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens:..... a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them..... From Ecclesiastes 3

We are laughing, dancing and scattering the stones snow today? What's your family doing today?


  1. guilt stinks. thanks for relieving it ! suddenly I feel a surge of energy...

  2. Wonderful, thanks for sharing!