Sunday, January 8, 2012


As I was obsessively stirring sugar into my fourth cup of morning coffee, I overheard the gas station attendants as they stared at the children bouncing around in the truck "three kids, in This economy?!" I just stared at them. All I could think was "you have no idea. Feeding them is the least of my problems at this point."

I am insanely tired. And the children are...Not.

My mind is tired, my body is telling me I'm a bitch and tried to overdose on coffee, I've had around 12 hours of sleep in the last four days, and had my heart broken in ways I previously thought impossible.

And that is that for this post...Because children who should be sleeping? Are very cranky people.


  1. I am appalled when people make comments like this. I remember someone telling me when I was pregnant with my first that it was environmentally irresponsible for me to bring a child into this world because of overpopulation. As if we make the decision to have or not have children to make a global statement or because we foresee times of economic downturn in the distant future.

    But enough of that. :-) I hope things improve soon and that all of you get some much needed rest.

    Hugs, squirrel

  2. It's hard enough with 3 children, but 3 children who should be sleeping and your own tiredness just magnifies everything doesn't it. And these people who make comments like that one are just plain old ignorant! Sorry you're having such a hard time just now lil, I hope things look brighter soon.

    Dee x

  3. Sending hugs and positive energy...


  4. I wish i could send magic sleeping dust for them - and for you. I hope things start to level out soon.

  5. So sorry to hear you are having such a bad time, sending lots and lots of positive energy and hugs your way.

  6. I feel the same way as squirrel when people make comments like that. It's appalling! To me children are not an economical choice! Ugh, it disgusts me.

    I feel you on the sleep deprivation. Children are draining.

  7. squirrel, it's a bit ironic considering that we have the third child by circumstance, not parentage. It was not a helpful pre-coffee comment (I've really gone over the edge now--fourth cup of coffee is pre-coffee lol), after the week I had.

    Dee, oh yes, it's one thing to be tired and get to sleep, it's another thing to be tired and have tired children lol. And thank you--I hope this year slows down soon!

    aisha, thank you. I appreciate it.

    gg, thank you. If you ever do find the hidden stash of magic sleeping dust at the end of the rainbow, I would be much obliged if you would send me an 18 year supply lol.

    faerie, thank you. Life is certainly not boring!

    Alice, I do see the economical impacts, especially given that one of them is a new addition.; however, the attendants comment couldn't have come at a worse time. And money is not a deciding factor in taking in a child when that is the best option.


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