Monday, 16 June 2008

Two kids, zero sanity

The Trying Not To Lose My Mind Project is ongoing – a daily battle, if you will.

Usually the fight is more on the Berry front than the Kickbaby front. Berry likes to reserve her most spectacular performances for the following occasions: (1) when I'm feeding Kickbaby and therefore anchored to the couch; (2) when I'm frantically rushing to get everyone clean and fed and dressed and out the door on time; and (3) when I'm worn out and trying to get dinner ready at the end of the day, short on patience and coping skills.

It's excellent, really.

I've resorted to grabbing her mid-tantrum, tossing her in the air and calling her "the Pirate Berry", whereupon we say "aaarrrrg" a lot, and she laughs uproariously and declares herself "happy again". And I say: whatever works.

The other thing in the plus column, as my brother points out, is all the love.

I was sitting on the couch with Kickbaby in one arm and Berry cuddled up on the other doing Bob The Builder magnet stories, when she looked up at me and said, "Oh mum-mum, you make-me happy."

It might not save my mind, but it sure made my heart feel better.



  1. Yeah, the acting up while you're feeding the baby sounds very familiar. You do what you have to do and enjoy those little moments when you get a chance to get some cuddles and can enjoy the smiles.

  2. oh the love, there's nothing better than the love : )

  3. Oh, how wonderful - the latter of the two that is. And what a wonderful "Mum" you are for your patience and creativity!

  4. I totally hear you on the losing your mind front!! I had one of those days fact, I have them often. With 2 boys aged 34 months and 19 months, I've resigned myself to the fact that I will probably never regain my mind...ever! lol