Having a newborn and 2 x 4 year olds is insane and really difficult.
One wants to nap every 2 hours or so, and the others can't even sit still for 2 minutes.
Throw summer into the mix and life is shitty and hard and boring (at times) and leaves me feeling like I am a crap parent. Herding 3 humans is hard and one can barely move! URGH.
On Friday I was brainstorming things we could do on the upcoming hot weekend with all 5 of us... and came up with the idea of going to the pool. I don't know why I forget about the pool all the time, it's only a few kilometers away. It's outside and there are 4 pools there (big one, lap one, kids one, toddler one). Baby can sleep in the pram.
So on Saturday morning we went! At 9:30am.
It was AWESOME.
(she says, not having been to a pool for about 20 years)
We loved it so much we went back this morning too!
I cannot remember the last time I went out in public in a bathing suit (a long time ago) but yesterday and today I did it. And it was ok. I figure that I have 3 kids so what is anyone expecting, really? And it doesn't really matter anyway. And no-one even cared and neither did I!
The boys had such a good time there that I think I could take three of them by myself (Max obviously not swimming yet), but the setup is good enough that I can watch them easily whilst sitting in the shade.
Yay for pools!