Mommy 💜Daddy 💜My sisters 💜Nursing 💜Eating faces, hair, fabric, food, whatever I can put in my mouth 💜Eating 💜Trying to climb things 💜My music table 💜Standing 💜Pulling my hair 💜Being outside 💜Eating 💜Crawling
Sleeping 😡When no one pays attention to me 😡Getting my nose cleaned 😡Not being able to eat 😡Waiting
WHAT. A. MONTH!!!!
First things first: HAPPY 1/2 BIRTHDAY TO TD3!!! Can’t believe our baby girl is 6 months already. That went by super fast. Before we know it, she’ll be a year and I’ll have all the feels times 1,000.
Now back to this month. I don’t even know where to start. Or what to say. It’s been a whirlwind. But everyone already knows that. At the beginning of this month, I had no idea we’d end up here. We started this month looking forward to parent/daughter dates and birthdays, but that all got derailed very quickly with illnesses, work things, and then finally the Rona.
So here we are: quarantined in our homes for who really knows how long. FaceTime and Kids Messenger have replaced playdates and hangouts. People everywhere are reevaluating their lives to figure out how to survive this. T5 is no different. We’ve had to make some big changes in how we do life over here. The big girls are now home 24/7. When they “go back to school” next week, it’ll be all e-learning for them. There’s no more daycare for TD3. T-Daddy is working from home 100% now. I’m the new Executive Director of Daily Operations at the T5 Household. It’s a lot of change. It’s scary. It’s anxiety-inducing.
I’m surviving by taking it day-by-day. Checking in with my therapist. Reading my Bible. Giving myself grace and space to not have the answer or get it right. And above all, finding ways to enjoy this time with my family. Green River Floats. Live virtual courses and concerts. Movie nights in the middle of the week. TikTok videos. Time in the backyard.
Mostly, I’m grateful for this time to slow down and reshift my focus. T-Daddy and I have had to re-prioritize a few things and I’m excited to see how everything pans out. I’m glad that I get some extended time to be home with the girls. TD3 is changing by the minute and growing so fast. It seems like she started crawling and eating foods overnight. TD1 and TD2 are full of bright ideas and opinions that I’m not normally privy to because of our schedule. It’s nice to have time to be all in with them and not worry about the next thing we have to do/be at.
I have no idea what the future holds or what to expect in this next month. But whatever it is, T5 will be facing it with God’s grace…and apparently at home.