Do I or Don’t I?

Boy, what a weekend, I’m really glad to have it behind me. The chaos started on Friday night and lasted until around lunch time yesterday. My SIL came to stay for the weekend, with her 5 year old and her 11 month old. The entire weekend was spent listening to whining and crying as the 11 month old is cutting his two front teeth and of course the 5 year old is typically like any 5 year old boy, noisy and boisterous. I sat and watched in dismay as my couches were jumped on, cushions thrown, sticky fingers made little smudges all over the coffee table. Weekend morning lie in’s were interrupted with jumping on the bed, noise, noise, noise. Bottles dribbling formula on my wood floors, stinky baby nappies and little boy smelly farts. Skid marks in underpants Cartoon Network. Plates got broken, crying, crying crying, comforting, snot entangled in my hair………………..

At the end of it all I could think was, do I really want this?????????????????? Am I putting myself through physical and emotional hell for this???????????????

But then I saw this and my heart melted and I realized I guess I do want smelly baby nappies, sticky fingers all over my nice things, snot in my hair, wiping skid marks out of under pants, being woken at sparrows fart with little bodies jumping on the bed etc etc etc………….


  • samcy

    October 20, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Man alive! I still maintain that once you have your own and you are used to those whirlwinds from the get go but when you babysit them they take you by surprise!

    That pic of W with the little one is too sweet!


  • Adel

    October 20, 2008 at 10:43 am

    So cute!! Yes, when you are not used to small children, it can become hectic!! But, when you have your own baby, you grow with them. My SIL said to me, babies have to be cute, so that you can love them and still love them when they are not so cute anymore – hehehe!

  • Michelle

    October 20, 2008 at 11:21 am

    That is the best picture I’ve seen in ages Shaz. I thnk your own babies are “never” as bad as anyone elses. I think – and I’m speaking from experience – that you set your own rules and boundaries for your own kids and they grow up with those from day 1. Hehe – sounds like you had a hectic weekend my friend.

  • Murgdan

    October 20, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Well. That would drive me bonkers too…but I think with your own you kind of get to build into it. Starting with only mildly stinky farts and big diaper poos…so when you finally reach the ‘thrown pillows and skid marks’ stage you can deal with it. 🙂
    Cute picture.

  • Sian

    October 20, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I played with my best friends baby for most of Saturday… was so nice. When we babysit him my husband gives him so many cuddles …..and then it breaks my heart a little. I’m not too sure if ‘this’ is ever worth it. But we deserve all that snot and poop I tell you!!!!!

  • Elize

    October 22, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Aaah so cute! I think you slowly get used to the idea, mostly it’s one baby at a time. And I can tell you that you will gladly let your kids mess all over your nice stuff.


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