Thursday, October 17, 2013

Keeping it real

I highly value people and blogs that don’t sugar coat everything. 

After Nora was born their was definitely a honeymoon-new-baby-high period where we felt like we could do anything…now we are settling into life as a family of four and it still has it’s awesome amazing moments, but also some challenges.  I can handle it pretty well, until something unexpected goes wrong and throws everything off.

Some of the unexpected events that have thrown me off my rails lately;

  • fleas….AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! 
  • hives (mine), because apparently I am really allergic to fleas
  • car problems which involved over two hours with two kids on the side of the road before abandoning the car for the night
  • dryer biting the dust and spewing sparks
  • having to drive to Maine and back, by myself with the two kids
  • other annoyances—hospital bills, six-year-old attitude, rejoining the ranks of the uninsured, Nora’s numerous poop blowouts a day, a TV we still haven’t gotten working since we moved, professional pics that I should have had a MONTH ago and still have not received, and you know, taking care of a infant—even a pretty laid back one—is draining!

But, the fleas are gone, the hives going away, the car fixed, a new dryer installed, and the trip to Maine was actually fun!  Of course many annoyances remain.  That’s life!  We have a million blessings and I am working on keeping all those in mind.  But, sometimes it feels good to whine a bit.


JG said...

Haha... thanks for keeping it real! I love how you mention gratitude for your blessings after the whine-fest... that's general how I keep myself going on a day to day basis! The car issue sounds so super annoying... what happened?!
OK and I MUST raise a complaint here... I AM STILL WAITING FOR BIRTH STORY PART II!!!!!!!!! I know you have been busy and have had some drama but really... you're killin me! :)

Meredith said...

This is why I read your blog :) I know I'll find real life and not some ridiculous photo op that makes me feel horrible. And fleas would complete wig me out, so the fact you didn't smash everything in your house in an attempt to get rid of them is very impressive. I do ditto waiting for the second part of the birth story!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

I want the birth story, too. But, in asking her for this, we are a little bit like the fleas, as we are bugging her.

You do a good job, Ruth, thanks.


Anonymous said...

Not that we shouldn't bug her, though.