I've decided that there is a reason why women are fertile in their 20's and early 30's. It's because by the time you are in your mid 40's, looking after an infant is E.X.H.A.U.S.T.I.N.G.!!!
Yes, it was babysitting day today for my 18 month old great nephew. The day started at 5.45 when my alarm went off so I would have time for a quick shower and some breakfast before he arrived at 6.15. Then it was non-stop until 4 pm, aside from a blessed nap in the middle of the day.
The kid doesn't stop. He just goes from one thing to the next. Outside, inside, play with this, play with that, come here, go there, up the steps, down the steps, whizzy's, chasey, chase the cat, where's the dog; food, food, finally lets sit and watch Cars 2, 15 minutes later thats enough, on to the next., and on it goes.
I'm 44 and for the first time ever, feeling every year and then some. It's certainly enough to cure my desire for a child!! For today at least, the grief is on the back burner. Whats that? Silence? Stillness in the house? Aahhhhhhhhhhhh................
Time to go watch some Ellen.