Here is one of the reasons I have not been able to blog as much lately. If I have any energy left over after the kids go to bed, I have laundry to work on. Between washing, folding and putting away, I have laundry to care for about five days a week. Are there any mom's with many young kids who have ideas on how to not be doing laundry all the time?! I want my free time back! I know a lot of my friends are just not on top of it. My house really is not big enough to hide unattended laundry, so I really have to stay on top of it. Not to mention the icky, smelly things that the kids create that must be washed. Can I teach a six year old to wash laundry? Probably. I need to put that on my to do list.
Another reason I have not been able to blog is because Annie does not go to bed well. She does not nap and most nights she tries to stay up and hang with mom and dad. If we do get her to go to bed, whenever she wakes up in the night she comes to our bed. Ugh. She has been more difficult about sleeping than any of the other kids. I don't know why. She used to be so good. I think she is feeling the squeeze of being a middle child and so she is getting attention and cuddles however she can get it.
She's awesome. We love her. If it weren't for the otter kids pointing out the unfairness of her staying up and our desire to watch that zombie T.V. show with all the violence and gore, we would be fine with her staying up and coming to our bed. She, honestly, is sweet and nonintrusive, because she has our undivided attention.