Monday, May 24, 2010

My Rock

You know what moms need? Sisters. Sisters rock. I love mine.
I know not all moms have a sister...and I couldn't imagine not having mine. She's solid.

Case and point: this morning I was GRUMPY because it was 90 degrees and I was trying to get the splash mat hooked up for the kids before I left for work (back part time), so I lugged the hose from the garage to the side of the house (which is called the gangway for all of you California people -- I had no idea of that til I moved back here) and the damn hose sprocket didn't have any water I had to lug the hose to the front of the house for connection #2 which worked. And then get the mat out that was covered in grime. Gross.

Then I was driving to catch the train (yes, very odd combo I realize) and Cindy called and I was NOT IN A GOOD MOOD, so she listened. And comforted. And saved it til later to discuss the fact that (1) she's in Peru, (2) there are earthquakes there, (3) travel advisers have said DO NOT GO TO PERU NOW, (4) she has to turn down a job today, which she's never done before...

Oh goodness...but do you know how dirty that play mat was??

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

So Loving...and So Sad...

I had a really hard time on Saturday night. Annie woke up at about 1:30am for food, so I was sitting in her room nursing her. And then John woke up because he heard us. And John started crying and calling "Mama mama mama!"...but I couldn't go to him because I was nursing. Tom went into John's room to sit and rock with him, but John kept calling for me. And Annie kept nursing. I was so full of emotion...loving my baby girl and sharing time with her...while feeling I was completely neglecting my son...and feeling bad for Tom because he was trying to soothe John and all John wanted was his mama. Ugh. John fell back asleep, Annie finished nursing, Tom came to check on me and make sure I was ok...and then we all went back to bed.

After that I decided we had to move Annie back into our room until she sleeps through the night. That way John won't hear her when she wakes up.

Luckily, John continues to LOVE his sister, and she could do no wrong :).