For being up since 4am I feel like a pretty damn good mom today. My 9 month ds was up around 3am jumping all over me and the bed so by 4 I decided to get up with him. I changed his dipe thinking it was poopy (which rarely happens at night now) but it wasn't. He crawled around on the floor for about 5 minutes in the living room, disinterested in the toys but loving that I was up with him. I turned on the weather channel and nursed him and within 10 minutes he was asleep. I stayed up after putting him back to bed and did a little studying and reading, laundry and dishes.
I did lay back down as dh was waking up and dozed off for about a half hour but woke up when I heard my 2 year old playing. After dh left for work we went for an hour long walk in the neighborhood and then spent some time at the playground. Willem (my 2yr old) didn't want to go in the double stroller on the way back (ds#1 slept pretty much the whole time) and was really clingy and didn't want to help push the stroller so we took lots of breaks from walking back to the house which was only a block away. We probably stopped about 15 times in that block to look at flowers, sign "bird" and "squirrel" and "yellow flower" and we made up a poem about the beautiful smelling lazy susans. We popped two dead cicadas in the empty ricotta cheese container I had with me as an emergency potty and then went to show dh (his chiro office is downstairs from where we live... and he's ALWAYS there). Then we made bubble solution and Willem blew bubbles outside while I cut Gabriel's toenails. I have been about 95% patient today which is really good for me (at least lately).
We came back inside and made muffins will all kinds of yummy healthy stuff (whole grains, pin oats, oat bran, coconut, carrots, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, raisins, dates, and NO SUGAR) and baked them. I got to knit while reading Willem his new thrift store find - the Richard Scarry Please and Thank you book (yes, I can knit and read at the same time... go figure). We cuddled a lot while Gabriel napped again. We colored and painted and we are going back outside with a tubful of ice to fill with water and splash around in unti dh gets off work.
Okay, so dh had to make lunch when he came up for his break and he'll probably have to help make dinner but I got the kitchen clean and a load of laundry folded and diapers washed... and my kids have had a loving and attentive mama today so I'm giving myself
I don't know how much this pertains to the OP but
: I had to share
: cuz most days I feel
: about being a mother of two little boys
ETA: ha ha for the record I had my sling with me in case on of my ds's wanted to be held but it was so humid they were perfectly content in the stroller. I did babywear while ds#1 and I were measuring and mixing the ingredients for the muffins (he was fascinated while using the flour sifter!!!)