When they were babies we certainly got less sleep, BUT when we put them down some place (like in their beds), they would still be in that place when we got back. Once they get mobile, everything changes.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that it's more difficult now. It's just not easier.
And, it doesn't get easier, it just changes.
Take this past week for example.
Monday: Abigail home sick so off to the clinic. Soccer practice.
Tuesday: Cheer practice.
Thursday: Dentist appointments for all four kids. Soccer practice.
Saturday: Wyatt and Abigail at school by 3 AM to leave for band competition.
Addison to soccer fields by 8 AM for all day soccer tournament.
Took Addison and Kirsten to dinner and a little shopping.
Pick Wyatt and Abigail up at school when the band returns from tournament. They were running late so didn't arrive until around midnight.
Sunday: Addison back at soccer fields by 8:00 for more tournament play.
Wyatt to hockey practice.
See, still plenty of activity and what is certainly feeling like not enough sleep.
Addison's team did a fantastic job at the tournament. After day one of play we were a little nervous. They had gone into the tournament ranked 4th place for our division. On Saturday they lost the first game and tied the other two.
Incredibly that left them still in 4th place for Sunday's games. They won both of those games and finished the tournament in 2nd place!!!
I tried over and over to get an action shot of Addison, but it just didn't happen. :0)
This was from the final game on Sunday. It was so wonderful for the girls to beat this team because they played dirty. (It's the same team with the girl that bit Addison during a game.) Their coach was a terrible sport, the girls were, and they were fighting with each other. After the game he was arguing with the ref about some of the calls and I think the ref told him basically that if his girls were the better team they would have won.
I know the girls were happy to beat this team too.
The girls were waiting to get their medals and this is when Addison realized that her Dad was drinking her smoothie.
Addison getting her medal from her coach.
She put it back on when she got out of the shower last night and I had to make her take it off when she went to bed.
She wore it to school this morning, too. :0)
Next weekend we're off for them to compete for the STATE title!!
So, even though it's not any easier, it is so very worth every minute of it!! We are so proud of all four of our children, and I certainly wouldn't change a thing!