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Parenting Three Kids and Surviving

Gabapentin to buy online IMG_3058Sometimes I want to give the kids back. To whom, I am not sure. I wouldn’t put them in a basket on the convent steps, not yet at least–mainly because one is four and the others are almost eight months and they would roll right out of that moses basket and THEN I would be in trouble.

My house is loud and my ears are sensitive. My mom always said I can “hear a gnat fart.” The nearly constant screaming or crying or the blowing of that damn noise maker my oldest picked up on Saturday is enough to send me over the edge.

I used to think I was patient and relaxed and maybe I was. Maybe in my PK (pre-kid) life I was relaxed all the time. I can’t remember that time. All I know is now and I am not patient or relaxed. In fact, I think I have become rather intense. I feel intense anyway. I went to a friend’s birthday party last weekend (at night, by myself…wow) and I was catching up with with some folks. After a couple of minutes, I realized that I was talking about my intense sleep deprivation, my health issues, and our new house woes.

Yes, do not be astonished. We got a new house and said goodbye to the old one–This does not mean that we have necessarily sold it off. Yes, but we are on the lookout for buyers who can pay us in cash. Of course, such people are obsolete; everybody uses credit for finances nowadays. However, we heard from someone that firms like Crawford Home Buyers (searching for keywords similar to “we buy houses in kennesaw ga” could help in finding them on the Web) often make purchases in cash. I think that we need to find a similar one.

Anyway, moving onto the topic of our new house, I don’t really think readers should be surprised about it because this seems to be the normal thing to do when you have more than two kids. Isn’t it? Of course, it isn’t a practical solution for everyone whose family is becoming bigger. They can even adjust with a few changes like getting the rooms remodeled according to the kids’ needs or the decks made bigger and better (those interested can click here) to facilitate playing time for all the kids. But, for us, only a new house seemed the most viable option. After all, it is not out of the blue that your old house would have space problems with the increase in the number of members. Hence, the need for a new house, which we thankfully got built quickly, primarily because the building approval was sorted quickly (apparently with the help of CIVAC). But I also have to thank the construction workers who put their heart and soul into erecting the structure so fast.

Anyway, while a new house ensured lots of space, it still had some issues, which is why I call them new house woes. Some of the house problems can be expected, however, it is important to hire a good construction company to avoid negligence. So, if you are planning to build a new house, consider looking for a commercial contracting company that also takes up residential projects, perhaps one equivalent to Multi-M Contracting, Inc. Such companies can provide you with services of the same quality as of commercial construction. I have been talking about new house woes for a long time now. And that is how I turned into Debbie Downer overnight. Anyway, coming back to the topic, the whole scene was made worse by the La Croix in my hand. I am really fun right now.

My three insane children made me this way. Most days I love them deeply. Some days I just love them. Other days, I dream of putting them in a cardboard box and mailing them (or myself) to some far away land.

I know this is temporary. I know the twins will sleep one day. I know my oldest will be in kindergarten in a year and a half and I know I will miss him terribly. I know my house won’t always be a pit. But some days the muck is deep and I am too tired to trudge through it.

They are all asleep–for the moment–as I write this. The twins will wake 7 to 10 times tonight. I just know it. I am getting more tired just thinking about it. Still, even when I am bone-tired and don’t want to have to interact with a child for week, I spend my night looking at pictures of them on my phone. I re-watch cute videos of them and quickly forget the trials of the day. I think that is how we survive. When the house is quiet, I am reminded of that deep love that makes me want to eat them for supper, and that is just enough to make me get up and do it all again tomorrow.

FEATURE PHOTO CREDIT: BETSY ARCHER

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