Sometimes you wake up and the day just seems to be all wrong…
When you walk out and see this in your living room, because … well… excuses…
(I didn’t hire SpiderMan to take this picture! I used my handy clip-on fisheye lens on my iPhone! I LOVE it.)
And then your toddler looks like this during breakfast. Because she’s a toddler and sometimes life is hard.
And you get spit-up on for the 6th time and it’s not even 10am. Because the baby just wants to nurse, but his tummy is already full and can’t hold any more.
So sometimes you just need to reboot the day. Start over. Give up on the plans you had made, and start fresh.
We started our reboot with a nice cozy tandem nursing session. (Anneliese is holding Joseph’s hand here while they nurse together.)
Afterward, I ran a nice warm bubble bath for Anneliese and put her in her bathing suit (she says, “SUIT!!!”) to play for a while.
Joey got a nice bath too, and chilled out in a nest of towels while I jammied his sister and read her a couple of stories, then put her down for a nap.
Then it was Joey’s turn. Fresh diaper and jammies, and a little bit of nursing (not enough to make his tummy over-full), and he’s napping now.
I’ve had the chance to work on the mess a little bit, do some laundry, wash some dishes… and all three of us are feeling much better.