Why they invented Mother’s Day

7 May

Last night’s schedule, which is very similar to the night’s schedule for the past 8 months or so, for those of you who are interested and wondering if mother’s really do deserve a day of their very own:

11:00pm – Go to bed.

1:00am – Feed Kristopher.

1:45am – Get up to find Gemma’s lost kitty, a tiny stuffed animal somewhere in a dark room.  Succeed after about 10 minutes.

2:30am – 3:45am – Up with a crying (teething?) baby, who after about 20 minutes is no longer upset but thrilled to have company and ready to play.

4:45am – Gemma has to go to the bathroom and ask worriedly if baby Joy is being eaten by ants. (? I am as confused as she is.)

6:45am – Feed and change Kristopher.

7:00am – Awakened by the feed and change, Gemma joins us in our room and jumps on the bed/us until someone who is not me gets up to play around 7:45.

8:30am – Get out of bed and reflect happily that Kristopher went a 6 hr stretch without eating and Gemma didn’t try to climb into our bed 5 times.

Simple joys, my friends.

As the shampoo bottle says so well, rinse and repeat.

Mom, I hope this doesn’t make you reconsider your agreeing to stay here for a night or ten 🙂

They are learning to fend for themselves quite nicely…

And they are irresistibly cute…


Happy Mother’s Day, moms!  Hope you all have a lovely day of rest and refreshment 🙂

4 Responses to “Why they invented Mother’s Day”

  1. Kim May 7, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Of course I won’t change my mind…unless you’re serious about the 10 nights 😛 Just think, while you girls were small, Dad and I spent a grand total of about 4 (max) nights away from you. I didn’t cope well being separated from my babies.:) You were all irresistible too 🙂 Must be why my body figures it only needs about 4-5 hours of sleep even now…although my mind certainly knows better than my body:P

  2. Justine Russo May 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Happy Mothers Day to you too Anna!
    Must admit I am a bit hesitant to add another child to our family now! haha jk. Your kids are adorable!!!: )

  3. sara May 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    I wish Mother’s Day wasn’t on a Sunday though…It’s my most exhausting day of the week and we cannot even go out for dinner. 🙂

  4. Corien May 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Funny, my nights are very similar. Although we have evolved (in a Christian way) to the dad dealing with all children that are not nursing and mom dealing with the teething/nursing/play at 4 am child. Which is all shot to pieces right now as the dad is gone for a bit. I still do not notice the other children so they just crawl into bed with me and in the morning either I am literally shoved out of my bed or I find myself counting a lot of small bodies sprawled around. That’s when I give up and in desperation find any empty bed and catch a few winks more.

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