1. Prim is Nuts
Girl. She is insane. She is giving Atlas a run for his money on crazy two year old. She’s been hoarding scissors from around the house and trying to cut her clothes. Coloring on rugs and walls. In a matter of seconds climbed onto the counter, got down a steak knife and then chased poor cone of shame Poppy, and maybe my favorite of psychoness was when I was vacuuming and spotted her in the back yard walking around with adult gardening gloves on and thought she looked so cute and then I went out back to check out what she was up to and she was picking up Poppy’s poop and throwing it on the walkway…
At least she had the decency to wear gloves.
I get it. This is normal toddlerhood. SOS though.
2. Biggy Sur
Coming up! Here is last years video:
It’s Friday so you know that means 7QT here at the huset.
I’ve been trying to follow my daily schedule I made for myself, but I’ve been kind of dropping the ball. It just needs tweaking to match reality more. But I do have some weekly goals that I’m trying to map out like Mass on Fridays, jogging once or twice with the double stroller and Poppy, certain days for laundry/vacuum/etc, and just realizing how much quiet time I really need and to not overdo myself. Take 2 has NOT been helping in the stress department…
Okay okay. I’m sure I’m not alone in the “attempted whole30 but quit within the first week” group, but hear me out (and don’t tell me these excuses are excuses!). The thing for me is that I already have low patience and a short temper (hi my choleric side!), and honestly 3 days in I was being a nightmare to everyone around me and that’s totally not fair for them. I kept telling myself to chill out and to just not lose my cool, but lol I’m not that put together so when I have a raging sugar and carb deprived headache where I’m laying with my head on the kitchen counter at 5:10pm dreading having to make a compliant dinner while my kids are screaming at each other (witching hour) and whining to me (also while Atlas plays a harmonica so help me), I question whether depriving myself of a daily treat that I know I am going to resume once whole30 is over is really the most healthy choice for not only me, but my family. Sugar addict, sure. But this is way too extreme for me. Am I going to be as indulgent as I was before my whole30 stint, hopefully not. Am I going to consume all the dirty, un-“clean” food in moderation? Hell yes. Daniel and I are going to try to make almost all our meals paleo until the end of month like we originally planned. I wanna hear from all you whole30 quitters!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who keeps losing track of what day it is.
Daniel had the idea to use some of our SPG points to stay a couple nights down in Carlsbad to explore around down there because we haven’t really done that before together. (btw, getting the SPG American Express card has been AMAZING. We use it for all our monthly expenses, pay it off at the end of the month, and get points that go towards SPG hotel stays— amazeeeee. I can send a referral link to anyone interested!).
Anyway! We had had so much fun! We even broke whole30 to eat waffles……and mochas….and burritos/nachos/chipsandsalsaandguac…..and donuts….which was extra fun.
4/5 of my last posts have been 7QT. I’m just killin it at blogging.
1. Full Day
Ollie has had full days this past week and believe it or not— I miss him a lot! This week of long days has been a bit tricky because we are having to figure out when to get homework done + enough time for him to decompress (melancholic, so he neeeeeeeeds space) + enough time for him to have some 1-on-1 time with me + enough time for him to play with Atlas and Prim + enough time for him to play with Poppy + enough time to be together as a family + bed early enough to get a full night of sleep because he has been exhausted (and cranky…). We’ll figure it out and I WILL post about my schedule… Atlas snuck this photo while I was helping Ollie with his homework.
2. Atlas + Prim
They’ve been little bickering buddies that only want to listen to the Shakira song from Zootopia. I’ve forgotten about supervising play because Ollie is very much a patroller, so with him gone I didn’t catch Atlas and Prim emptying out every item from their bedroom or when Atlas rubbed him and Prim down with this.
1. First Week
The first week of school is OVER! We survived! Ollie has been doing great. There were a couple times that he got emotional and told me “I just want to stay home with you all day”, my sweet homebody. Atlas almost cried the first day of school because he wanted to go, too. Hence him trying to slip into the lineup.
Everyday at pick up Ollie is super happy and tells me only good things. I’ve begun a pretty rigid schedule for myself because that’s what I do when I’m stressed and that has helped ME a ton with the transition. But that’s for anther post…