Christmas California Cliff Notes
Hi it’s me again. I’m still here. Apparently.
Here in body but not in spirit. And wow. It’s already March tomorrow + I’m writing about Christmas. The past two-three months I’ve literally had no sleep. Clementine + Langdon have had virus after virus. And Clementine has decided to throw a major sleep strike. With lots of bloody murder screaming, scratching + kicking multiple times at night. I am a shell of a person.
But hooray Clementine has only woken once a night recently so I am quickly going to squeeze out an abbreviated post before she wakes. Somehow. Stay with me people.
That sums it up. It was great but the kids were overstimulated + it was a long, crazy day. As you can see Clem + I never made it out of our pajamas. And she’s eating Wheat Thins. REALITY, PEOPLE.
The day after Christmas Jeff, the kids + I headed to our annual visit to the desert. Some highlights.
This picture was taken after I cleaned up Clem who threw up all over herself + her carseat . Man, kids are SO FUN!
New Years Day! If you have little ones Cap Rock Nature Trail is the BEST hike to do. It’s super short + perfect for meandering + taking your sweet time without having to worry about little legs starting to get tired + little voices starting to get really high pitched + whiny.
Langdon had a moment where he sat on a rock, was still + quiet, which is SO unusual. It was as if he was listening to the wind. I’ve never seen such a wave of zen pass over a small person like that before. It was magical.
This picture was taken before Clementine flipped her entire lunch box all over the airport floor.
Oh + this photo. It had been a hard visit, no sleep, getting kids to the airport + feeling deflated + strung out. At TSA one of the officers gave Langdon a special sticker. He leaned down, looked him in the eyes + said, “You have to always look after your mama + your sister. You gotta always love + take care of them. You hear me? You’ll do that for me, right?”. I ALMOST BROKE DOWN + CRIED RIGHT THERE. This man must have seen the exhaustion emanating from me. I love small, kind gestures that can truly change an awful, difficult situation + bring happiness + hope.
So began my life 0f dark days + weeks of crying, screeching, sleepless madness.
Well! I did it! I made it through an entire post! Clem only woke once during this process AND SHE PUT HERSELF BACK TO SLEEP!!!!! Has she FINALLY TURNED A CORNER!!??? OH PLEASE SAY YES!!!!!!
I’m feeling extremely optimistic + cocky now! I may just shell out another post about what we’ve been up to this winter in Vancouver VERY SOON!!! WOOOT! STAY TUNED!