In this post: Would you like to know what my life with two kids under 18months was like? This post is from 2014. This post was originally called ‘In the Name of Chaos’. I am sharing this again for all you moms, who are curious to know what juggling two under two means.
Well… To begin with there is 216gms of butter in a bowl that has been going in and out of my fridge every day for the past ten days.
It is supposed to be for mummy and son to have a special baking time when the girls nap. Someone’s been stealing some too.
There is this incomplete flower…
There are 1036 photos waiting to be downloaded from my camera. That means quite a few blogging ideas waiting to be typed up.
Then there is that heap of fresh laundry on my couch. It is three loads, over three days old, waiting to be folded.
There are toys strewn all around the house, beds unmade and dishes waiting to be rinsed. I’ve already scrubbed them, mind you… Only rinsing is needed.
There is a cap being made for a very tiny baby.
And this hanging in one of the wardrobes.
Amidst all this, I am pacing the floor rocking a baby in my arm… and a little toddler with her baby doll in her arm is pacing alongside me, humming the exact same tune as her mum.
Soon, the baby will sleep and mummy and daughter will make the beds. The little toddler, will pull out her box of toys. Mummy will sit with her tablet on one of the beds. After a while, toddler will lie down beside her teething her keys. A few minutes more and toddler is asleep (the pillow cases still needing to be changed!).
Mummy goes into the kitchen, places her tablet on a counter, gets herself some tea and ‘Yay! It’s time to blog‘, she thinks.
Wrong. The baby just got up.
Two hours of pacing the floor and trying to burp the baby later, toddler gets up. Son gets home. Lunch, showers, homework, supper, bedtime routine. Finally, Mummy gets her me-time.
Wait. The bottles.
‘Now I can sit down.’
Wait. Lunch box.
Baby is up.
Two hours of pacing later…
It’s a beautiful chaos.