Today if we were to sit down for coffee, it would feel like the first time have sat all week. Ah to enjoy a cup of coffee. Things have been crazy around here. Good crazy but crazy none the less.
I would tell you how we are adjusting pretty much seamlessly to having a 3rd baby around here. But that it is still a third baby, meaning 3 kids 3 and under. It's a change. I would tell you how shocked I am by how small of a change it is though. I thought I would be so much more overwhelmed. And I am not. I am tired. Really tired. But not overwhelmed.
I would continue by saying that I don't think the additional child is what is wearing me out. It is all the small tasks that follow having our first placement. It is the fact that we started homeschooling only days after adding a third to the mix. It is that I refuse to slow down on playdates because I don't want my kids to have to change their world. It's the orders that are flowing in.
I would side track and say how blessed I have been by all of the orders. I have stopped working in the office in order to be the foster care homeschooling mama that I want to be. But stopping going into the office means a lot less hours. A lot less pay. If it were not for the support in my shop I am not sure that we would be able to make it. So thank you all from the bottom of my heart. In tears just thinking about how your orders are blessing our family right now.
Once I was done with coffee number 12, I would tell you that homeschooling started off as a little bit of a challenge. Rhiannon just wasn't feelin' it. But the past 3 days, we have found our grove. And girlfriend is loving it. She wants to learn. She is learning. It is so exciting to see.
I would finish off our coffee date by telling you about Talon's 2 year check up this week. How I rocked it with running errands with 3 kids all day before ever going, sorry I'm just so proud I pulled it off. I was scared. haha. Anyway, the appointment. Talon's doctor was over the top proud and blown away at Talon's development, particularly his speech. Talon had full conversations with the doctor while he checked him out. Quite entertaining.
BUT the best part of the visit, before we left he said "I see a lot of patients and rarely see siblings as loving a friendly with eachother as your kids." Now if you thought I was proud of myself over the errands, that was nothing. I left that office on cloud nine. I think I may be the proudest mama ever...you know until Talon played in his poop again when we got home ;)