I'm currently dealing with a high risk pregnancy. I'm supposed to be resting. Today I had to go around town, taking care of paperwork and getting blood work done.
I had to do this by myself. I also had to take 2yoDD and 10moDD with me. Halfway through my errands I was almost completely drained. I ached from head to toe and after all the walking around I did, I had developed two blisters on my pinkie toes.
The thing that was most exhausting was taking the girls out of the car, taking the stroller out and then putting them back in when I was done. My oldest DD kept jerking her hand away from me and running off, she almost got hit by a car but I managed to catch up to her and stop her. It's not easy for me to run, but I'm just thankful she didn't get hit.
After my almost heart attack I started to think how much easier it would be to keep them in the car while I ran in to drop off the paperwork.
It was a nice cool day and both of them dozed off for a nap. Did I really have to take them inside? Can't I just leave them and run in for a minute so I can get this done?
That's about the time my "mom" instincts kicked in and said, "HELL NO!!! Don't you dare leave them in the car!!"
All the worst-case scenarios began playing through my head about that time too. Kidnapping, the car getting too hot .... stuff like that.
So, I sucked it up and grit my teeth as I went through the rest of my day. Dropping off the paperwork at their designated areas and taking my daughter's with me.
They were fussy, tired, hungry and let's not forget the diaper changes in between, but I did it and then treated them to their favorite snacks when we got home.
I'm in so much pain now and am completely exhausted. Thankfully, the girls have settled down since we got home and I'm able to relax a bit until DH gets home.