Friday, February 8, 2008

A whole lotta blah

It's been a long week. Nothing too traumatic, just life with triplets, I suppose.

I'm exhausted. For the past few nights there hasn't been a lot of sleep for the parental figures. It's not actually sleep we're getting. It's more like bunch of naps back-to-back until morning. I can't remember the last time I slept for more than a few hours at a time. And by few...I mean 3...TOPS!

I mean, it's Friday night and I'm posting a blog while watching the season finale of LOST Season 1 with my hubby. Why's that significant? Well, because I'm typing so that I stay awake! Keep in mind, I've already watched this season, but with the writer's strike, there's really nothing on, so we joined Netflix. And Hubby has discovered Lost! Oh sure, I told him about it when it was on ORIGINALLY...but he didn't care, then. So now, we're watching it...a few episodes a night. Okay, I've gotten off track.'s been a week of the blah's. What are the blah's? I donno...I guess it's my way of saying I just wasn't that excited to be a mother of 5 this week. I felt like everything was a fight: getting Zoe out of bed for school each morning, bringing the trips for their 6 month check up, finding out Eli's got another ear infection (I was shocked, to say the least), having a full day without Super Nanny Lindsay, planning Ty's 4th birthday party (he wants an art party...I'm sure that'll be a blog in itself), trying to stay on top of laundry, switching the babies to cereal at least once a day, etc. It was just not a fun week. And I'm excited to say "adios" to it!

James 1:2-5a -
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God..."

I have to say, that has not been a verse at the fore-front of my mind this week. And it's one of my favorites! I memorized it in High School, for crying out loud. Looking back, it definitely would have helped. So why is it that I can't seem to keep scripture in my heart not just my head?


joan said...

That is a hard verse to swallow when you are going through deep waters. I can remember reminding the Lord of His promises in that verse when I felt that I lacked wisdom in parenting at times.

You have a true "quiver" full...and they are all just beautiful children. I do hope that you start getting more uninterrupted sleep. That interrupted sleep cycle is a real burden.

I can't think what your days are like, with meals, laundry, cleaning, child care, hugging and kissing on the kiddos, adjusting to their different schedules--it makes me tired (seriously) just thinking about it.

The Lord knows your day and your demands--don't expect more out of yourself than He does!! I hope the week end brings you some relief.

Hang in there--this too, shall pass!

salli said...

I just wanted to say welcome to Lost! We're big fans over here.

And, the birthday party was great. You did a fabulous job and I can't wait to get another chance to hold a baby (or two or three).