Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On the road again...

Day 80 of being alone with 4 kids 5 and under. I probably should have started this blog a while I was pregnant with the twins, though I don't know what I would have written about during my almost 2 months of bed rest. All of the TV shows I caught up on on Netflix, perhaps? For what it's worth, I'm team Bill, I don't care how tall Eric is ;)

Here's the rundown; My husband is a musician, he travels on average 6 months out of the year. We have a lot of kids, 4 to be exact. I spend most of my time trying to stay sane while he busses and flies all over the planet being adored, while drinking cocktails on the beaches of the world- just a suggestion, honey: when I call and ask how your day went, don't tell me that you just drank some unpronounceable drink in the mediterranean sea (I swear this happened) with all of your buddies because I promise I will perform your long overdue vasectomy myself. You think I'm joking. I'm not.

Our oldest, Ariel is 5, Aurora our technically "middle" child is going to be 3 in a few weeks, and our two youngest, Atticus and Beatrix are 2.5 months. No, we did not name Ariel and Aurora after the Disney princesses, though they do think it's pretty dang cool that they have those names now that they're old enough to be obsessed with princesses. Poor Beatrix, she's going to wonder not only why she doesn't have a princess name, but why she has the only name starting with a "B". Well, the 3 "A's" and "B" thing was not intentional, we just happened to really love the names Beatrix and Atticus, despite the other "A's". Anyways, I want to write more, I really do, but the babies are crying, I think they know mommy is doing something creative for herself. They're lucky they're cute!


  1. I swear that starting a blog has been my sanity outlet for years now. Even though my youngest is 14, I just love reading about the little ones :-) It allows me to reminisce - and be very thankful that those years are behind me.
    Also - FWIW - when you tweeted that moms with only ONE child have not clue - I applauded. My two are spaced 11 years apart and whenever I hang out with my friends with a family like yours I just bow down in utter respect & amazement. No way in hell I could have handled that without lots and lots of lots of vodka!

  2. I always think about Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill when I hear the Which is COOL! And badass. Any chance you'll be calling her BB? :)

  3. i love that you are writing a blog as i am sure it will be a saving point to your sanity. I really admire you for being a mom of four and doing it on your own most of the time. i am excited to get to hear about all the amazing things your kids will inspire you to write about. i the meantime my hugs to you for being super mom.

  4. I admit it, I'm guilty. I thought, wow, does she really like Disney princesses that much? And if so, what happened with Bea? Is that a new princess I haven't heard of? lol. They are cool names though. =o)

  5. I just wanted to say that Beatrix is indeed a royal name. It's the name of the queen of the Netherland (the country were your husband is performing this saturday november 20th)! And yes she was a princes before becoming queen so tell her that when she's old enough :D

  6. super cool! my hubby is just starting out on the touring the world thing while i stay at home with the kiddos, 3yo girl and 5mo boy. so far he stays in the country, mostly but is still gone 6-7 months out of the year. awesome. super glad i found the blog, can't wait to read more!