Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Real Reason for BlogHer
So now I head to the big Apple for BlogHer 2012! While the influential speakers which include, Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, and President Obama (via live tv address) are appealing, as is the astounding list of sponsors, networking opportunities, branding opportunities, classes, sessions, and of course the parties, the real reason I need to attend is to get a much needed break from my kiddos, who are ever so slowly wearing me down this summer. Just yesterday I had to pry Ella's eyelids open after she managed to seal them shut with Fluff! That's right Fluff which she helped herself to from the childproofed pantry. They love to sneak in/break in to help themselves to snacks and I can't even count the amount of times they get into my make-up on a daily basis. I literally have to leave my purse locked in the car so they can't ruin another lipstick. After some light household cleaning and dusting, I began making grilled cheese for lunch; I sprayed the pan with Pledge instead of Pam. Very similar yellow cans, but I think I might be loosing it and the children are to blame! Luckily I figured out my mistake before any grilled cheese was made- but really? My normally amazing sleepers (like 4 hour naps amazing) have practically given up sleep altogether. All three girls have been waking up at ridiculous hours of the morning and have decided they no longer need to nap. They would much prefer to whine, screech, fuss and fight all afternoon instead. Contributing to this is the fact that Addison has been climbing out of her crib, not just when she goes to bed but also at odd hours of the night. What's a mom to do now that all the crib tents have been recalled and she clearly does not have the maturity or self control to be in a big girl bed? I tried putting her in a backwards sleep sack which easily slipped out of, I tried tying the feet of a long sleeper together so she wouldn't be able to get her leg up and over the side, but she still managed to catapult herself out. We lowered the mattress almost to the floor but she still managed to shimmy up a crib rail to climb out. She broke the childproof knob and scaled the gate in her door, both designed to keep her safely in her room. I have a monkey and a professional escape artist and I am in need of a crib with a lid!! They are exhausting to say the least!! BlogHer promises to be exhausting in its own right, but in a whole other manner than Mommy exhaustion which is the worst kind! I know I will miss them terribley but hopefully will come back refreshed to children who have settled back into great sleep patterns (and learned to share and use quiet indoor voices while their at it)!!