Molly Jacobson – Affinity Ag Custom Harvesting
Camper fun in White Shield, ND:
Four-month old Caleb Alan has been going through a no-nap phase, which takes me straight from “I think I can totally do this three kids thing” to a cussing, kicking, screaming “f-you, Pampers, and your adorable touching family ads” kind of person.
Camper bed assignments are also trouble-shooting specials, so obviously my other two don’t sleep either until I find the perfect solution, which takes several days at least. So I’m a titch-bit frazzled at the moment.
I brought my 50 pound sacks of flour and sugar and tub o’lard on this journey, but hope and joy are in short supply at this point. Thankfully, though, I found some baby nap tips online from some wise woman and Caleb Alan is back to sleeping like an adorable hairless sloth–upside down and hanging from my left boob. No luck with the other two, though, so we at least tried to have fun while we waited for the guys to come in for supper (they finished peas and have a few days before durum is ready).
The girls played outside with the dog and filled their pickups with dirt and gravel. It was a cool, breezy 88 degrees today–I would move to North Dakota just for the fact that it’s always at least 10 degrees less stifling than everywhere else, which is especially nice when I’m wrapped in a burka to nurse my baby or toting him around in my “combat vest” (baby carrier). After outside time, we played “beauty shop” and colored together.
By the time I got supper on the table, Miriam was passed out on the floor under the kitchen chair and Ruthie was asleep on Daddy’s shoulder. Uuurg, if only people would nap when I say, things would be a lot better around here. Momma knows best, y’all.