Trying to put Lillie down for a nap is so hard!!!!! I have a small ranch and loud children! It gets better…I tripped and broke my monitor so I leave the door open so I can hear when Lillie is up! Where is that new piece for my darn monitor it better come today!

So I am trying to rock my very tired baby! First Ella comes up to me screaming to get a hair off her tongue. Then Max starts screaming from the bathroom to come wipe him (Max you are 6 wipe your own damn butt). So I go put Lillie in her crib and wipe Max. I come back to Lillie wide awake. I tell her its nap time and walk away. Lillie is whining singing and now crying. If you know me you know I won’t let her cry…back to the drawing board. Now I have a tired cranky baby and the 4 and 6 year old are as far away from me as they can be giggling very loudly! I settle Lillie down get her sleepy again, rock her, and put her back in her crib.

One of our three cats is now scratching at the bedroom door! Seriously, Lillie gets no peace and quiet. I grab the cat and throw him in the living room and then run to the front door because Max’s friend is now banging on the door. I guess the sign I put up that Lillie is asleep means that it is ok to bang hard on the door and wake her up. I tell Max’s friend he will be out to play in a few minutes and then run into the kitchen because Max is opening and slamming the fridge looking for more food. How many times can Max eat. Now there is chicken all over my floor! Seriously Max, you can’t wait five seconds for me to get you a piece of chicken! I calmly clean up the chicken (ok yes I swore quietly a few times) and then gave Max some chicken (not the chicken from the floor but trust me he wouldn’t care)! It has now been 45 minutes of Lillie sleeping and I am completely exhausted from trying to keep my house chaos to a minimum! Crap here comes Max’s friend again! I need to get him outside!! In summary – I need a bigger house and I need my wonderful kids to go back to school! I just love nap time!