Monday, October 24, 2011

Why I Don't Post To My Blog Anymore

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Oh, that boy. I can't quite articulate what he does to my heart. It's different. With a boy.

To be fair, he has demanded so little in his six months. {Ya heard, six months!} But that little has sucked away any of the free time I had with two.


It's hard to explain my time. I've been feeling the need to be more efficient with the time that I have, but am having difficulty with the HOW. I am in my car. A lot. I am feeding mouths. A lot. I am navigating ridiculous meltdowns. A lot.



It went on like this for a while. Poor little chicken. She wants five kids in our family, Abbey wants more. (Abbey will not be winning this argument, by the way.) My mental reserves are exhausted trying to find a way to validate these sorts of feelings all the day long :)

All and all, loving this busy life of mine right now.

9 comments:

Corie said...

Sweet Ashley,

First off, I must say that your little man is incredibly handsome. Really, really so. I am so glad you get to experience the joy of having a son.

Second, I just had to thank you for the thoughtful gift I found in my mailbox the other day. It really couldn't have come at a better time. I was having a hard day and absolutely burst into tears when I read those tiny letters - "I CAN." So true. I can and I will. Thank you for reminding me of that. Your kindness and thoughtfulness were so touching to me. Thank you.

I'm glad you are finding space in your busy-ness to enjoy your little ones. You are a great person and an even greater mother.

Corie

The Hodsons said...

Ash, I think your time is well spent in taking care of your darling kids! I must say it is very cute of Hayden to have such strong feelings on the matter of how many children you guys will be having :). So much energy going through those little minds and bodies...must be hard to process sometimes.

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, that is a CUTE baby. As my husband has said to me a few times in the last year - you're going through it right now, aren't you.

After Bridget obsessed for a week (every single minute she was awake for an entire week) about her teeth falling out (a friend had just lost a tooth), I finally told her it wasn't going to happen. I loved hearing your voice in the background telling Hayden you will give her two more siblings. Done and done. (Except that you have another child who can speak. Man! You are in IT right now!)

Erica said...

That's one handsome baby! He looks so happy! I don't have a girl yet to compare, but I know the things a boy can do his mom's heart. I love them!!

Sheena said...

Ashley- can I just say I absolutely love your blog...why? because it makes me feel normal! Sometimes I read friends' blogs and think what in the world am I doing wrong because they make their lives seem so incredibly blissful, and like it is a piece of cake to balance everything. In the mean time I am losing my mind trying to do so :) I love that you put things in such an true but graceful way. You help me to appreciate those stubborn little meltdowns and laugh about the things that drive me purely to exhaustion all day long! It's gratifying to step back and see the good and the blessings in the chaos of things...thank you! By the way, your little guy is absolutely handsome as can be. You guys sure do have beautiful children.

Jennie and Devin said...

I know I don't have to hear her meltdowns all day every day...but even in the midst of one, she still remains adorably cute! Love that little Hayden! And I love that her meltdown was about the number of children she wants in the family. HA! Oh and Bennett is precious! His little toes are sweet.

Allison and Noah Riley said...

Even with Google Reader, I still occasionally type in your blog address directly just to see three of my six favorite little people (Parker, Spencer and Whitney round out the faves). Sure love you guys! Thanks for putting a smile into my Monday :).

Alisa and Crowells said...

Thank you for making me feel like I'm not the only one who deals with drama every day. Well, your little darlin's are sure lucky to have you as their mom!

Erin said...

Oh my word, that was funny! I can totally relate. :) haha!