Tuesday, August 28, 2012
My crazy days
Today breakfast was eleven waffles. Lunch was at a park. I refilled sippy cups at least 20 times. Dinner was an entire box of mac and cheese, four pieces of toast, three bowls of cheerios and a fruit pouch. Dessert was served in small bowls because we did not need more sugar and we ran out of treats for using the big girl potty.
I loved it.
I'm not used to having four kids around but it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the time with them. I've mentioned in the past how some of my in-laws have hung out at our house for extended periods of time so this time seems much shorter. The 3 year old and 5 year old came over this morning and will go home tomorrow morning. It makes me laugh how kids play together. Some snippets...
Grace: Mom, Hannah kicked me in the back.
Me: Grace, it was an accident, she didn't mean to.
Grace: Mom, there are rules!
Gabby: Grace, your mom said to sit on the couch!
Me: Gabby, why don't you just let me be the mom ok?
Gabby (5): Umm, do I get a treat for going potty?
Gabby to Lady at park: This is MY baby! (Referring to Hannah who is 3)
Oh, it was a fun day.
I was also reminded about how my kids are both very touch-oriented and NEED their mama time so I tried to make sure they got that as well and I checked in with them frequently through the day.
I love being close to family. I love getting these chances to bond with the little in-laws.