Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Second Child Syndrome
You know, I joke about SCS a lot. But it's like making fun of yourself. You only do it so someone else won't.
I am really terrible about it. I have probably 20 times as many photos of Brynna than Maren and she's only been here 4 more years. The pictures on my desk at work never get updated, so the picture of Maren... is the hospital picture. She's 20 months, now.
Brynna had professional shots taken at 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. Maren had them at 6 months.
It's not just pictures either. I seem to never have a diaper with me. Part of that is because Brynna took a diaper bag to daycare, but Maren doesn't, so I don't ever have the leftovers, but still. Come on. How hard is it to put a diaper in your purse? Apparently, very.
A great deal of Maren's clothes are ruined, because I never, ever bother with bibs this time around. And okay, I don't need to hand them down, but it would be nice to consign some of those church dresses.
I am always losing Maren's shoes. I don't even understand how this is feasible.
The other night, The Husband asked me when we started doing bedtime stories for Brynna. After serious digging in my brain, I finally came up with about her first birthday. Did I mention that Maren is 20 months. That only makes me 8 months behind.
I really need to start thinking about moving her to her big girl bed, but I can't until I figure out where I'm going to get a desk and how I'm going to fit it in Brynna's room.
I can't even keep my mind on this post.
I know that I need to work at this.
But, frankly, the two kids thing is hard. I'm tired. I'm crazy. I've lost all semblance of memory. I don't know how to get organized to the point of getting a diaper in every bag I ever walk out of the house with. I don't remember how to glue the camera to my eye. This all makes me a little crazy, but I can't seem to break out of it.
So, who has help for me? Who can tell me tricks and tips they have for remembering little stuff, getting pictures taken, making things special for one kid without totally leaving the other one out, etc.
So far, Maren is happiest snuggling in my lap or playing with permanent markers and scissors, but I can't rely on that forever!