Thursday, February 23, 2006

I shall soon even forget my very name.

As of late by ability to do anything for myself never mind sit down and Blog has become increasingly difficult. This is because of two things. One...my lovely daughter Megan has decided that taking an afternoon nap is no longer an essential part of her daily agenda. Thus leaving stripped of my only time to sit, relax and oh say take care of my basic hygeine. Yesterday I didn't get dressed until prescisely three minutes before Dustin came home at five. Now, I only have two children you'd think that it shouldn't be that hard to brush one's teeth or get dressed or even sit down at the computer for five minutes. You'd think. And that brings me my second reason. Also involving my adorable nearly two year old daughter. Well, then I suppose that means I have only one reason instead of two seeing as they both involve Megan. Anyways...

Here's a bit of an analogy to help you understand what I'm dealing with here. Have any of you ever owned a dog or a cat that was so clingy that it would just follow you around all day long? And anytime you ever sit down that animal will jump up on you and climb all over you sticking it's head under your hand whining to be petted? Well, that's Megan. Now, Megan has NEVER been one to be overly affectionate or cuddly even when she was a baby. THen, I think she woke up one morning and decided to make for lost time. I'm trying not to complain about it because I just love it when she comes up to me and gives me hugs. But, I seriously can hardly do anything without her wanting to climb up onto my lap or be clinging tightly to my neck. It's literally ALL DAY LONG! Even now as I type she's trying desperately to be sitting on my lap. Seriously Megan I don't need another appendage! But, if I say no to her she will stand there with her eyes shut tight and her mouth open as wide as it can possibly go and just wail! It's actually pretty funny to watch because the longer she stands there her genuine cry will begin to turn into this hilarious fake sort of yelling getting progressively quieter and quieter. Until eventually she will just walk away. Mind you only to return minutes later arms outstretched chanting "mummy...mummy....mummymummymummeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?" I'm almost looking forward to her independant will returing with her second birthday. Until then. You may not be hearing a whole lot from me. But, I will try...

Speaking of afforementioned child...here she comes.

8 comments:

Poetsch Family said...

That is hard losing that nap. Tessa doesn't nap everyday day anymore either. snif snif I guess they are growing up.

Bekah said...

Your such a good mom Chris! I love you for your great big heart - and am so glad you are feeling better! Love ya!
Did I read you are building a house????

Amanda Brown said...

So weird that Megan has become a cuddly, snuggly little girl! As annoying as that extra appendage may be, the extra lovin' must be kind of nice. :)

Angella said...

Nathan was like that a little while ago...and I'm sure it will happen again.
Megan is so darn cute, though :)

Heidi said...

Until Avery was about 18months old she wanted nothing to do with cuddling and then all of a sudden she became the cuddly one. As hard as it is at times, enjoy it. They do become independent enough in no time. As for naps, I would like all 3 to nap every day!

Joyce said...

Hi Christy, "lap" it up it won't last long.....all my boys did it around that age some a little longer than than the others. I think they go through an insecure stage and need some reassurance. Who better than their Mom to go to for security!! Sometimes it is a simple thing like the family routine is a little off. Or Dad isn't around as much. You being sick perhaps? Sometimes I wish those days were back now I just hang on to the twins a lttle longer when they get hurt and sit still enough to hug:)

Danica said...

Thanks for the reality check. I'm on reading break, which believe me, has been no break. I've been thinking about why I was so crazy to enter myself into this rat race anyway. Your mention about not even getting dressed until five (not to mention a shower), and 'only' having two kids reminds me of just how crazy busy the mom life is. I'll stop feeling sorry for myself now. You're such a good mommy.

nelly said...

it makes me so sad that I can;t be there to'"take on" the extra hugs as it were. It's been weighing heavy on me . Ive always wanted to be the Grandma that was there to help no matter what and it seems I'm never there when I'm needed,like when you were sick or now when you need a break . AManda also has a cling on and I want to be there too sigh...........