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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Don't Touch Me!


I have felt this building. I know what this is. Periodically when Butterfly was a baby, I went through phases when I have been touched out. The fact that she was attached to me pretty much 24/7 made me not want to have any other living person or thing (talking about the dog here) touching me or near me at all. I remember during my mom's class at the hospital when Butterfly was a baby we talked about this. Our nurse/instructor said that it was perfectly normal. That day I told Juice all about it and we laughed a little bit. Normal? Pwhsss... It will never happen to us!

Well it did. And today, it did again. I was really surprised that it didn't happen sooner with the boys with all the holding and toddler climbing I do during the day. And I don't know why today was the day that I don't want anyone touching me. But it is.

Luckily, today is a Saturday and Juice is home! We went grocery shopping...where I wore a sleeping baby the whole time. Wow Professor is heavier when asleep. And I saved about 30 dollars because the store was tripling coupons. Yay!

Juice took a nap. I took a small nap. I made pizza all by myself. I picked up my food from the share program and got 2 huge green cabbages. Any ideas what to do with these things?!

It was a good day. Other than the fact that I didn't want anyone near me.

Poor Pirate is sick again. He has two very bright cheeks and a snotty nose. He has a hard time nursing. It's more of a nurse-pant-through-mouth-nurse-pant-through-mouth thing. Poor boy. I don't know why but he always seems to get the worst of any cold we have. Pirate is awfully snuffily, but no snot yet. And Butterfly sounds congested and throaty when she talks.

I hope I have planned for 9am church a little better today. The boys are sleeping in their church clothes so all I have to do is change their diapers and go. I noticed the other day that they are spitting up MUCH less. Hopefully they won't have a huge diaper blow out or leak. But if they did, it would make me late anyway. I'm going to lay out Butterfly's clothes tonight and actually get up when my alarm goes off at 6:30am. (Ugh...unfair to have to get up so early! Earlier than the boys!) Because if I want a shower, I need to get up earlier.

I am looking forward to an evening watching a movie with Juice and no snuggling involved. Hard to imagine, I know. But really, I just need a little space. And about 2 extra hours in the morning. (Oh wait, that would make it 11am church...I'll get that next year.)



  1. I so remember that feeling. Heck, I still have days like that when she's using me as her personal jungle gym. I hope the kiddos don't get a nasty cold and it gets all cleared up asap. We have church at 8:30 and I'm so not looking forward to getting up that early tomorrow, ugh! Good luck getting there on time!

  2. I give myself "time out" on a weekly basis. I've had enough and i just need to be ALONE!!!!! My kids are usually just fine when the fed up mommy locks herself in her room :)I love green cabbage that has been sliced and then fried with bacon. it's also good in egg rolls. I'm feeling your 9 am pain, it's not much better with 3 sets of hair to get done!

  3. I have no touch days all the time. I completely understand.

    Way to go on saving all that money! I'm sorry to hear you guys have been infected again. :(

  4. Anonymous11:59 PM

    Interesting...I feel that way a lot when I'm stressed out and motherhood is definitely stressful some days. I cracked up about putting the boys to sleep in their church clothes...so funny and smart of you!

  5. Anonymous9:44 PM

    On a regular basis, your batteries need to be charged. Just like a car, you do not go far on empty. What weekly thing would keep you purring?


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