I finally get this!
Ellie was like my little doll- if we were out and about she always had matching outfits, with accessories (hair bows or cute shoes). The diaper bag was neat and stocked. We were playing house.
Now with Ellie and Josie - we're in real life!! We're in "get out the door while they are both happy even if it means the house is a disaster and all of supper is still on the table" stage. To best describe what I'm talking about, I feel the need to post about our trip back home from WI yesterday.
1:25 Arrive at McDonalds
1:26 I change J's diaper and go to the bathroom
1:28 Noah orders ice cream for us
1:29 They don't have bibs for Ellie (and we don't have one either) so she uses a plastic bag tucked into her shirt to keep ice cream off of her
1:30 Katie feeding Josie
1:33 Ellie's spoon falls on floor, I give her mine. I don't need ice cream anyway.
1:35 Josie spits up- I try to clean that up
She spits up more
I go to feed her again
1:36 Josie has blowout diaper
1:37 I'm back changing her diaper AND her outfit
1:40 As I go to walk out of bathroom Josie spits up again- all over me and the floor
1:42 Ellie is done with ice cream
1:43 Noah goes to change Ellie's diaper, not possible in men's bathroom
1:44 I tell Ellie to wait, I'll change it later. Still feeding Josie.
More spit up.
1:45 I continue to feed Josie and try to keep Ellie from running away while Noah goes to the bathroom
1:46 I decide I do want a few bites of ice cream, but I don't have a spoon.
I'll spare you from continuing this-- but I'll just say, we ran out of clothes and burp clothes for Josie, Ellie knocked over the "Caution/Wet Floor" sign, I went into the bathroom 6 times?? And it took us over an hour to make a quick stop- just feeding Josie and getting a little ice cream.
2:35- Finally back on the road
I told Noah, we have a great marriage, a relatively very well behaved 1 year old, and a content baby, what would this be like if those things weren't true?
All I can say, is we are living REAL life!
And as crazy as it is, I love it!