The Peterson Family

Monday, April 29, 2013

You can't always get what you want...

...No matter how hard you try. Braylon has sunk to new levels. The other night he asked me during his bedtime routine if he could sleep in our bed. (disclaimer: I often let him do this when MIke works late cause he is annoyed with Will's non-stop talking and singing. I feel for him and let him go lay in our bed.) Mike was tucking him in and had already said that he had to sleep in his own bed. To provide a unified front I supported Mike and said he must sleep in his own bed. Well, after getting tucked in, he snuck out of his room and came over to me while I was nursing Silas. He quietly said, "if I pee my pants, can I sleep in your bed." I was a little alarmed and before I could respond he ran back into his bed. Seconds later, he cried out...." I peed my bed." Disturbed and shocked I asked Mike to go check the scene, sure enough he peed in his bed. Not sure how to respond I took him aside and asked him why he wet the bed. He said, " it was an accident." Obviously he forgot he had given me a heads up regarding his little plan. So I asked again, " Bray I want you to tell mommy the truth, I know it wasn't an accident, why did you wet the bed?" He looks at my sheepishly, smiles and says, " I wet the bed because I love you."
Try as he might, his creative and strange tactic did not get him what he wanted.
This little guy however gets pretty much whatever he wants. His sweet little smile continues to melt our hearts everyday.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Treading water

A co-worker of mine told me that having three kids was like drowning and then somone hands you a baby. I thought that is a little extreme. However, lo and behold he was right! That is exactly how I feel most days lately. I have often hailed my two year teaching stint in NYC as the hardest and most demanding years of my life, however this three kid business is threatening to take the title. Yet I do have a tendency to be dramatic so we will wait before giving the title over. Also, everything just seems so much harder when you are sleep deprived.
Although I am treading water I do know where to go for friends and wonderful husband have been invaluable during this season as well as my AMAZING parents. Our Rondo has taken several trips to Lakeville in the past couple of months. If Mike isn't going to be home till late I quickly pack up the children and head to their house where energy is fresh. Downton Abby has proven VERY helpful, as a much needed reward at the end of a full day of mothering.
Of course the greatest help is Jesus, the rock who is higher than I. Over the course of Silas' short two months of life we have already been to the ER three times and have had three rounds of anti-biotics. He was hospitalized for 48 hours because of a staph infection. These health scares have been very difficult for me since I struggle often with anxiety regarding my childrens health. Yet through these months Jesus has been faithful in reminding me again and again to trust Him. To trust in His promises, to trust in the power of prayer, to trust in His care for my little guys. God has been faithful and Silas is healthy and doing very well.
Here are some fun pictures from Easter! Despite Braylons grumpy face he really did enjoy Easter.