This is my life. Sometimes more than once per night.
Today, it caught up with me.
Just as I was beginning the approach to my patented sleeping-newborn-laydown-in-the-bassinet-without-waking-them move, with semi-dead leg, I kinked my kneck. I'm just leaving that typo as a testament to just how sleepy I am, these days. I just spelled neck with a silent "k."
A kinked neck is no biggie, but not when you're a stay-at-home mom. Heavy lifting, y'all. One biggie baby and one enormous toddler. And I toughed it out until 11:30 a.m. when I made the proclamation that Harper needed to put on her rain boots (they're her favs and the only ones she can really put on without help) and get her sippy cup, because we were going on a drive.
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Because driving is easier than lifting my arms above my shoulders.
I gingerly wrestled the biggest baby in the world into his car seat and did the same with Harper and we were off..
|pictured: biggest (and sweetest) baby in the world|
There are a few roads near our house that are long and picturesque and curvy and meant to convince the fair residents of this conglomeration that living here doesn't suck. So we drove to those roads.
We stopped at Dunkin' Donuts for a hot chocolate (awesome mom!) but the only-slightly-more-than-lukewarmness of Harper's hot chocolate steamed up in her sippy cup and caused some sort of air pressure chocolate volcano (terrible mom!) which erupted all over her toddler face and started the screaming fit to end all screaming fits and made her look like a child of the dust bowl.. but
No sooner did we turn onto Harper's favorite road did four deer amble across, right in front of our car.
This is huge. Monumental. Amazing!
I'm all, "Quit crying about the chocolate spray to the face! Look! There's a family of deer! A mommy and a daddy and two babies! Oh my gracious! Look how big and close they are!"
Harper: "Oh Mommy! That's great. Duh deer are in duh road!"
((two seconds later))
Harper observes last deer clear the white line: "That should do it." (?)
"A giraffe now, please. And Santa, too."