Friday, February 3, 2012

Crazy, crazy, crazy!!

Things in the Dilly household have been anything but normal lately. A lot of things have changed.I think most of you are aware that I babysit through the day. I have taken on another baby, which means I have (including my children) a 10 yr old, 4 toddlers and two babies under 6 months. And for the most part, they are all pretty well behaved. But sometimes, it becomes a little much. There are days that I want to cry. There are days that I have cried! And I know that it's just me, feeling overwhelmed. There are many things that contribute to my feeling overwhelmed. Recently, we pulled my daughter out of school and began schooling her online. (The reason for this is a whole other story! I'll have to gather my words and post about that later, promise!) We are having a difficult time getting acclimated with this way of schooling. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy we chose to go this route, but after attending a "brick" school for Kindergarten through fifth grade, it's not an easy task getting your (or maybe it's only mine) kid to take it seriously. She's at home, with all of the temptations of distraction. And she caves! Every time! We're working on that though, fingers crossed!

It seems that we can't keep sickness away! When I tell my babysitting kids to share, they really listened! Ha!
It's February and yet, no snow. I can do without a super long winter, but a little snow for the kids would be nice! My sons snow boots are ultimately being used for mudding! At least they're being utilized, I guess. I love spring, but it just doesn't seem right not having had winter yet. I know though, that being in Indiana, we are probably going to be slammed with snow in a bit. Maybe by the time I finish this post. That's how crazy Indiana weather is.
We had a scare with my dad. He was having chest pains. Luckily, it was only an infection causing the symptoms. But it was scary enough for us! And with that brought some family drama. My dad's wife and brother thought it would be a good idea to keep us in the dark about it. To keep it simple, I'm livid. I know I should take the high road and not harbor ill feelings, but I can't. I just can't. That's not something I'm willing to ignore.
Things have been crazy to say the least. I haven't taken any new photos, I haven't crafted, I haven't blogged, I haven't shopped; my family is lucky to have more than cereal for dinner because by the end of the day I am pooped! Anyway, I hope you've not given up on me. Eventually I'll dig my way out of this funk! Bear with me though!
ta ta for now!


  1. Oh, well see, your life is much like mine. Hope yours calms down soon.

  2. I'm a WAHM to three kids and I could say that everyday, craziness is all around our house:) First time here:)

  3. I feel your pain! I was out of blogging for a while as I got my life back together. I am still struggling getting back into it. But have decided to not push myself to post every day.

  4. Hey! I just want to give you a big hug right now! I used to babysit. In fact I thought I was going to have to again after baby number 2, but thankfully the hubs after 2 years finally got his promotion. I used to watch up to four kids at a time all under two. There were days I really wanted to just not do it anymore. Its so hard. Hang in there and I hope things change for you soon so that you won't have to watch as many kids. Just take care of yourself, do something for yourself every day. Demand the time, even if its just a half hour to blog or read a book, or an hour to watch a TV show, you need it to be you. Hang in there sweetheart!

    1. Thanks for your encouraging words! They mean so much!




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