Turns out it was me.
So, I realized I have been awfully grumpy lately. It might have something to do with being 6 months pregnant, already having 2 kids and now a puppy and the miserably hot weather here in Atlanta, but I’m not sure.
I was tired of being grumpy and woke up Monday morning with the idea that I was just going to try to be more like my usual easy going self. It is so easy to forget, that as the parent, I set the mood. When I am grumpy, I only make things harder on myself.
I realized we needed something to do each day, which is a little difficult with highs in the 90s. So, we spent Monday morning and early afternoon at the pool. That’s one advantage of living here, versus Alaska. Tuesday was to the vet and Nonna and Papa’s, today the Children’s museum with friends and then our usual Thursday park day, and Friday garden class. I’m tired, but we’re all happier. It makes the late afternoons at home better for all of us.
I seriously love being home with my kids. However, I find that sometimes I get a little bogged down by the monotony of cleaning, laundry, cooking, etc. The parenting part would be so much easier if I didn’t have all that other stuff that I feel responsible for doing. I’d be an awesome mom if I had a full time housekeeper. :)
Until, the housekeeper gets here, all those extra messes my kids make...well, I am trying not to think of them as extra, but just part of life with my kids.