Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A whole new set of standards

It's been 6 days since my mom left. I knew she was a huge help, but I didn't realize just how much I was going to miss her. In the days since she has left we have battled influenza with Tyler and a sinus infection with Dan. (Please say a little prayer that the boys don't get sick. I really don't think I can handle another hospital stay. So far, so good.)

My biggest adjustment, in addition to just the daily care of twins by myself, is setting new standards for myself. Oh, let's just say it: I've had to lower my standards. See, pre-twin days I would make a daily to-do list, sometimes in my head, sometimes written down, and delight as I checked off each item. If I would attempt to complete one of those to-do lists now, I would be sorely disappointed. I've found that if I can keep bottles washed, some clean clothes in everyone's closet, and the main areas of my house picked up, I consider my day a success. If I can clean a bathroom or vacuum the floor--why I must be superwoman.

Because when you are spending about 5 hours a day feeding babies, you just don't quite get to downloading those adorable pics for you blog. And when you take to the time to cuddle a baby, you might not get the nursery put quite together.

In other words, I will try to do better at updating my blog. And I do think my mom might kill me if I don't get some new pictures up. But then again, if I don't she just might have to come back sooner.

8 comments:

Gold Fort said...

Welcome to the club. But even I can't relate to taking care of precious twins!

You'll figure it all out!

Brandy said...

Oh man this is only just the beginning! My boys are 2 and just as I am picking all of the toys up they are right behind me pulling them back out! I have a BRAND NEW definition of a clean house :)

Hart Family said...

Angela! What can we do to help? I would love to help in anyway I can. If we came and just vacuumed the floors, or wiped down the bathrooms?? It's always sooo hard with newborns, let alone TWO!

Tresa Fowler said...

You're amazing! I think adjusting our personal standards is fine. With every child I've had, mine have changed. Just enjoy your precious boys and who cares if the bathroom is clean!

jennmom2000 said...

I so wish I could meet those boys in person! You are one lucky mama! I would help you clean too!

Logan and Jack's Mommy said...

I was blog hopping (my favorite nap time activity) and came across your blog. All three of your boys are beautiful. It felt good to read your post today and know that I'm not the only one with twins who has had to lower their standards. If the boys are fed and I've had a shower, I've had a successful day. (I will tell you, however, that it gets easier. Once the constant feedings slow down, you'll get back to your to-do lists- I know I am)
:) Shelly

fitandfungrandma said...

I won't kill you, but we are all anxious for those pictures to keep coming. Jenica says Hi! We all love you.

Lori Muir said...

That's how I felt after Jacey was born. I didn't have the two babies excuse, but that's exactly how I had to look at it. It was more important to cuddle and care for the babe than to accomplish a list -- just getting the bare min was enough!