It can be overwhelming being home alone with your baby for three days while your husband travels for work (even when you have babysitting help). Entertaining Gracie at this age is a challenge, she is so active and so curious but just below the age where zoo trips and Children’s Museums etc are a hit (we have tried). And if any of you have tips on fun things to do with an almost 1 year old, leave em. So sometimes you just fill up the baby pool with kitchen utensils and plop her in the yard.
Something daddy would not approve of, but whatever, it gets you through the witching hour.
And then when that loses it’s sparkle, you dry her off and put her in a fresh diaper to let her crawl around because who has the energy to pick out a new baby outfit at 5:00, right as you are about to make dinner, and especially when you yourself are wearing mens boxers and a t shirt.
Laying there like a tipped over baby cow toy. You realize he has been acting a little weird for a few days now so you go over to give him a little belly rub and a whats-for. And see that he is foaming at the mouth. You call your vet and since Bernie, the animal in question, has a colorful medical history (4 previous emergency surgeries to remove undies, sponges, socks, and stuffed animals from his colon) they suggest you bring him in immediately.
And let’s not forget you are home alone with a baby, who is naked except for a diaper. You yourself look like Britney on vacation in Kentwood, LA except not as physically fit, and it is dinner time.
Locked in a steal cage of emotions.
What I am not mentioning in all of this is that we have a major photo shoot at the house this week, and then two VERY big things going on that I will tell you about in a month and you all will be like, this chick is legitimately insane.
So let’s all say a little prayer for my sanity, and Bernie’s full recovery.
And please leave me tips and toys to entertain my almost 1 year old who is not walking but very active.