Sunday, May 24, 2009
Although they are our children we just think they are so bright. They are so alert, strong and love to push our buttons already....especially Sadie.
I am still home with the girls but of course am not turning down Real Estate business as it comes my way. So far they've been to two closings with me and sat in their carriers while I do paperwork at the office. This was the number one reason to do Real Estate was the flexibility and it's working out good so far. I love being home with them. Chris still works Monday thru Thursday so we have a nice long weekend as a family for fun stuff or for me just to get a break. It's amazing how helpful it is for him to bring the girls to me when its time to nurse, change them and put them back down for their nap. Nobody could really prepare me for how exhausting it would be with two. Sometimes I think how much easier it would be to just have one but then I can quickly think that I cant imagine NOT having the other one. They are both so different and unique and are both loved so much in their own little way. They are getting little personalities which I can already see MANY MORE white hairs on my head in the future because of it.
Chris's 30th birthday was this past Wednesday and his birthday wish was for him and me to go out to a movie and dinner so that would require us starting our evening early. So, hours earlier that day I prepared for that nights big event of Mimi and a friend (Dahlia Tamba)putting the girls down for the night.I put careful thought into laying out all the necessary things needed and even left a little yellow piece of paper with instructions.....I mean TIPS of how the evening should flow. Remember, they are on a very tight schedule and the girls know if we are not following it:)!
We had only left them one other time during bath and a feeding and that was back in January so you can imagine that they are USE to US putting them down for the night. Long story short they did not behave like I had hoped. When we got home I went and checked on them in their cribs and they were still "snubbing" while asleep since their 7pm feeding. I stood their thinking, AWE how cute and special it is to be loved and then I thought wait a second this means i really cant go ANYWHERE unless WE put them to bed. This is not looking good.
Mimi and Dahlia did a great job and they both said they would come back:) It just confirms that we need to do that more often so they can use to other people bathing and feeding them and putting them down for bed. Hmm the joys' of parenthood!