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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Bring It.

Six lovely months home with the kids.   Wow.  So different when there are 3 home. Did I enjoy it?  Did I love it?  Is it for me?  Would I go if I didn't have to?  Is it harder to go or stay home?  Does it make sense financially?

Yes, I loved being home with them.  I have the best little baby in the world AGAIN, who can sleep 12+ hours through the night and smile at the world.  Did I love every minute of it?  Of course not!  I now have so much more appreciation for my Mom, who did it with 4, and all the women out there who have had large families.  It's quite the balancing act.  How do you not go crazy, that's what I'd like to know.  Like, for real.  CRAZY.  Absolutely bonkers.  You just do it, they say.  It's actually better when you have lots of kids because they learn to entertain each other.....REALLY? So am I going to have a 4th, you ask?  NOT ANY TIME SOON!  But have I gotten rid of the bassinet, the baby seat, the girl clothes?  Nope.  Why not, Anne? Because I'm crazy in Crazytown.  I could be done, that's for damn sure.  But there's a miniscule tiny iota that tells me not to get rid of it all just yet.

I'd pass by the Igo every morning during the preschool schlep and Aidan would say, "There's Mommy's work!"  Felt good driving past it every morning in Sept. Oct. Nov...  but something happened in December.  I started to miss it.  Like REALLY miss it.  There were a few weeks between November and December where Em and Aidy decided they would TEST ME.  Now, how can a just turned 5 year old and an almost 2 and a half year old test their mother.  Let's see......


"He threw the laundry ball at me and it hit me in the head!!!!!  WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!"  

A new game called, "Remove ALL the Cushions from the Couch" and lots of jumping and diving.  

"I Don't Like You Anymore and I'm Not Talking to You!"  

I mean, we all know about the witching hours.  They were sometimes ok and easy going, don't get me wrong.  But on the days when we didn't leave the house and four o'clock rolled out.  That was, if of course, Aidan was up from his nap.  Nothing wrong with letting him sleep until 6pm if it keeps them out of each other's hair!!!!

Her vocabulary is now extraordinary.  She now understands antagonize, instigate, hunyak (don't even ask!), aggravate, lollygagging...just to name a few.

In the morning I will understand paycheck, a few hours out of the house, me-time that's not just the 5 minute shower, teaching kids to read again, and a little-make up and no sweats.

January 3rd, 2011.  My first day back at the Igo as a part-time reading specialist since I gave birth to little Owen.  Bring it!

My Mom's going to work tomorrow!



Blogger Susan said...

Hope you have a great day. Felt the same way when I went back... strange as it may, I missed it too!

Have Fun!!

9:25 PM  
Blogger derek said...

I can't believe you are talking about my delightful, charming, easygoing grandchildren!

PS. I had to look hunyak up. Urban dictionary gives two meanings. I sincerely hope she only understands one of them.

Have fun at work.

9:50 PM  

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