Late Nighters

The last couple weeks have been full of very late nighters. Like 1 and 2 AMers. It’s so not fun.

I find I am so much more crankier with my kids when I up late. Do you find this? I feel so guilty about it afterwards. Like tonight, both kids went to bed crying. Granted, they deserved the punishments they received {it seems my discipline system is waaaayyy lax when I am tired. ugh}…but it makes you feel like poop when the crying goes on…and on….and on….

well, you get the point. I have some crazy kids. Really, I do. Usually people don’t believe me when I say that, but they spend one whole day with me and they walk away shaking their heads. Take for example my girl….

She wanted to sit on my lap tonight during dinner {which, by the way was pizza. I’m not proud of that fact, but I’ve been working so late that I didn’t have a chance to plan any dinners this week. ugh.}….and she looked so cute sitting with me, so I turned the camera on us.

EVERY SINGLE TIME I would snap the camera she would open her mouth like that and show her food. Every time. HUH?!? And then of course my boy feels it’s his turn to be crazy, jump in and make it worse.

Told you, crazy.

Sorry if you follow me on Instagram {eystree} or twitter, you already saw these pictures. ha. 

Tonight I am crunching numbers.

It’s not fun. The numbers side of business is my least favorite part…as it always seems to depress me. Trying to keep my chin up tonight. The cold hard facts are sometimes hard to look straight in the face. Spending some time asking the Lord how to make this all work, if He even still wants it. Sometimes you just got to shake your head, wipe your hands clean and give it all up to Him, you know? Doing that tonight.

I am thankful for this blog. It has always been a place of refuge and a place that is full of the real me. I like that. I’m not sure how many people read along, but to those of you who follow along, thank you. I’m not sure why you do, to be honest…with kids like mine and all. ha.

Tomorrow, I will do my best to pull myself out of the cranky mode at night and love the fact that my kids are crazy. It’s pretty cool, actually. My kids are awesome. Despite their insane behavior, I wouldn’t trade them for the world. ha. :) xoxo

7 thoughts on “Late Nighters

  1. 1
    Amy says:

    I <3 you Amy… Don't worry, God has got this. =) Oh yea, and btw my kids are crazy too… Wish we were closer! xoxo

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    Rebecca says:

    Amy, we read and follow because it’s nice to know someone out there gets it. We’ve not the only mom with crazy kids and crazy days. Well at least thats how I feel. I’ve got three boys…but you’ll make through. Tour inspired me to start blogging and Lord willing I’m thinking of starting an at home business. Praying and preparing and seeing what his will for me is.

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    Susan says:

    Amy – I always read your blogs – and I do it because I love YOU!

    Thank you for expressing yourself and being transparent!

    Believing with you that God will give you the direction and guidance you need through this season of your life!


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    Bonny Smelser says:

    I read all of your blogs — you are so open and can put into words how you feel and by reading it reminds me just to be myself with God in control!

    I love those sweet funny children of yours .. They always make me laugh!

    Praying for you and I know God is in control of your business and His way will be a relief for you either way it goes because He loves and cares about You!
    Love you Amy,

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    Audrey says:

    You are loved! Beyond a shadow of a doubt. You have touched our lives through your words. We can relate, not feel so alone & laugh along with you at the “craziness” of life. Do not feel guilty over being cranky when tired – that is normal!! In one of John Ortberg’s books he says {paraphrase} that one of the most spiritual things we can do at times is take a nap. :D I pray that the LORD helps you get more sleep. {while I am laughing at myself because I have the same problem…I was excited about going to bed “early” last night @11} Thank you for being you, for letting the LORD shine through you & for inspiring us to love life because it is a gift from above. HUGS!!

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    I stumbled upon your blog via pinterest and I’m happy I did.

    Like you, I am not great at the business side of things but I do keep praying on it. I will say a prayer for you and I know that your choice to give it up to God for the answers is the right choice…always!!

    You’re very blessed and talented!

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    alisha says:

    Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way! Give Jake and Evy kisses for us. xoxo

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