May 15, 2013
The other side of motherhood and lilacs.
We've had bad colds in the house the past few days. I thought I would add this because it seems fitting with the sentimental post I did for mother's day, at least to show the real life not-so-wonderful moments of being mom!
Feeling particularly bad on Monday, I remarked to my husband several times that it was not fair to be sick and not have the luxury to sleep the day away or lie uninterrupted on the couch with a box of tissues, hot tea, and a movie. My baby was whiny and snotty, wouldn't sleep or nurse well and didn't want to be anywhere except my arms, and was even fussy there. I did my fair share of complaining and whining myself so I guess we were a good pair.
Yes, motherhood is not all cuddles and sweet moments and gushing sentimentality!
Yesterday I felt a bit better and had to go outside to take a few pictures of our lilac bush before the blooms fade away.
I love lilacs and they just don't last long enough. I filled an old green-glass vase with a few bunches and put them on my living room coffee table and they've filled the room with their scent.
Today it looks like rain and I'm planning on catching up on some cleaning indoors. Somehow the return of normality and feeling better makes me itch to get things in order again. My upstairs bathroom has been neglected to an embarrassing extent. I've been thinking I may need to start assigning certain cleaning chores to specific days to help me get them done. I just seem to get preoccupied with other things! Do you work from a cleaning schedule or are you a fly-by-nighter?
Speaking of preoccupied, I am also finishing up preparations for my sister's bridal shower this weekend. I'm so excited about this! I might take some pictures to share.