I am completely amazed by full time work at home moms. I just don't see how it's possible. I've been doing a whopping 8 hours of medical billing per week, and I honestly don't think I could squeeze one more minute in there.
Between feeding, changing and cleaning up after Niall (and trying to fit a little bit of play time in there)... it's like I blink my eyes and it's 5pm. I'm dreading the day that he goes from 2 naps down to one. That precious quiet time is the only chance I really have to accomplish anything.
The older he gets, the more needy and clingy he's getting- especially if I'm I working. I feel terrible just plopping him down and saying "ok, go have fun trying to pull the electric socket plugs out," (his favorite thing to do these days)...but that's what I have to do most times.
He'll usually start crawling up my legs and giving me the most guilt evoking puppy dog looks, but lately he's been finding new ways to entertain himself down there.
First, it was trying to untie my tennis shoes. That was amazing because I always double knot them, so it kept him entertained for quite a while. Then, I would take my shoes off and wiggle my toes, which he thought was hilarious. He grabs each individual toe and moves it around, examining it like a little scientist.
So, the other day, he was all over my feet and I let myself get really wrapped up in my work. He's happy, I'm happy, it's quiet, and I'm getting things done. But he was touching my toes so gently, it was really starting to tickle. Then, I notice that my big toe feels kind of slimy- weird. I peek down to check on him and catch him sucking on my dirty disgusting toe! This boy is really building up his immune system ;)
I guess I can't complain, though- I read a blog the other day about a mom who caught her daughter with the toilet cleaning brush in her mouth- yikes! What is the most ridiculous thing that has made its way into your kid's mouth?