Today was insane. I believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That must be what I am doing...I keep thinking that somehow, the kids will cooperate, that everyone will nap at the same time, that the phone will stop ringing, that my fairy godmother will wave her magic wand...and that I will be able to magically tackle all of the tasks on my list while in a dress and singing to my talking animal friends. Okay, maybe not the magic wand or fairy princess part, but I do keep thinking I'll finish my "to-do" list. I somehow thought that by coming home, life would settle down and become...maybe a bit boring. I thought with caretakers and babysitters I'd have hours of time to myself...time to rebuild my business, time to rest, time to catch up on the DVR. Apparently, I'm delusional, because I didn't even have time to eat today!
Mom slept through the night last night...and so did the kids! Of course, I was up every hour or so checking monitors at some sound or another, mostly because I just couldn't believe everyone was sleeping so soundly. Micah was the first one awake at 7:00 am. He spoke a few times (sounded like he was saying hi to his stuffed animals and asking for Elmo). I left him alone - I knew the minute he went screaming down the hallway with his toddler exuberance, there would be no more sleeping people in the house. By 7:30, Maya was making noise. I went in to get her and nurse, but I heard Mom calling for me at the same time. I asked DH to grab Maya while I went to my mother. I checked her blood sugar, gave her meds, got her some juice and water and a little granola to hold her until breakfast. I then went back to get Micah out of bed and nurse Maya.
I have to say, morning is NOT DH's strength. I'm not a morning person, but he is just terrible in the mornings. He gets snappy and unhappy, and he does not understand why he should have to wake up and do...well, anything, most mornings. He grumbled something about Maya being cranky because I made him get her out of bed too soon, and something about Maya waking Micah (all wrong...he was just in the midst of a delusion that if I had not ruined his morning, the kids would have slept until noon).
I ran around like a crazed lunatic...trying to nurse Maya and make breakfast for Mom and Micah and search for Maya's clothing (her basket of clothing has gone missing). Both of my parents had time to spend with Maya:
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