Wednesday, August 31, 2011

...Coming up for air...

(Panting, doubled over...) Hi!

Help me.  This has been such a crazy week!

My kids started school.  They are doing daughter loves her teacher and my son is now "more excited than nervous" about going to school.  I am so proud of them!
Have you SEEN more adorable kids?  I haven't.  :)
But for me, it was out of the frying pan and into the fire!  I started my nanny job.  But those kids didn't start school until today.  So I've been taking care of 7.  7 months to 7 years.  Not kidding!

Today I think I'll only have 3...or 4.  Not sure.  But I'm guessing it'll seem like a piece of cake after the last two days.  You have to understand: I'm a mom of only 2.  Help me!  

Oh and don't get me wrong, the kids themselves are great.  SO sweet and funny, cooperative, obedient, etc.  But there are 7 of them.  Have I mentioned that?  You cannot imagine my terror the first time lunchtime rolled around.  A bag of baby carrots lasts at my house for a week or two.  Their house?  20 minutes.  A package of snack crackers: 2-3 weeks for us, 15 minutes for them.  Whoa.  It's a whole different world.

But the thing I think I'm trying to adjust to the most is not being here (at my house) all day.  It's weird and different.  I keep forgetting that I'm not "at home" anymore.  I mean, I am, during "family hours" - which is a HUGE blessing.  I don't take it for granted.  But I'm not here anymore.  I don't have the whole entire day to get my stuff done.  The cleaning has not been bad so far, I just run around and do my stuff in the morning, and then during the day, there's no one here to make it dirty again - nice!  But things like...sewing.  I haven't sewed lately and I really miss it.  But when I'm home, I'm too tired to do it!  Or too busy with other things that I couldn't do during the day.  I know that sounds really spoiled and whiny.  Sorry.  It's just a change, that's all!  Staying up later is out of the question.  I'm half-dead on the couch by 10 pm every night.  I think maybe I need to start getting up earlier.  I know I'll get into the groove eventually.  It's like in the movie The Abyss (from a looong time ago), where they had to breathe the liquid oxygen, and at first it felt like they were going to drown but when they relaxed and got used to it they were OK.  (I'm always the only one who knows what I'm talking about whenever I bring up that reference.)

I do have some sewing projects that I'm doing for other people, so I will be getting myself in front of the machine very soon.  A baby outfit and some home dec stuff - can't wait to show you! 


  1. I totally get your Abyss reference! that is the most memorable part of the movie for me! And it's a great analogy! :)

  2. I am from Sweden and I just found your blog, and I have to tell you that I also totally get your Abyss reference! :) And I think your kids are adorable too. :)

  3. Love the abyss movie and totally got your reference! Hang in there, it will get easier and better. If I am correct, on my assumption on where you are nannying, then know that things will get easier as you get used to that many kids. And that you are blessed with this job as those kiddos are some of the most amazingly well behaved kids I know and you couldn't have asked for a better nannying job. FYI, your blog has really been inspiring me. I will post some pics on FB for you to see soon.

  4. I am sure that you will be fine once you get into a new little rhythm of your new schedule and you probably won't be as tired once you get used to everything. Sweet kids and I love your new haircut! It's fabulous! Angie xo