The babies have been in good moods. So good, in fact, that NOBODY cried ALL DAY on Monday. Not them, not me. No crying. That's probably a first, because crying is what kids do. (And mommies of two under two. That's what they do, too, when they're not drinking wine or cramming a few minutes of Facebooking/blogging/whatever into their three and a half minutes of daily free time.) And the naps! Oh sweet goodness, the naps! Two to three hours, the SAME two to three hours, for about six days and counting. Hello? Children? I LOVE YOU and keep this up because you're making me SANER. And while of course I'll love them just the same next week when they're nap-refusing, all-day-screaming, pants-pooping rugrats ... for this week, I'm enjoying the goodness my babies have gifted me with right now. This feeling that, six months in, I'm kind of hitting my 2u2 stride. It's no longer a daunting task to take the kids to the store or the mall, we do the parks and the story times and the children's museum without (much) issue and very rarely have to leave early because someone is kicking/screaming/snack stealing. I'm well rested enough to start looking forward to things not (totally) related to the babies - the pinkalicious baby shower I'm co-hosting for one of my very bestest friends on Saturday, the time we'll spend with SIL and her husband on Sunday, all the exciting things in store as summer fades to fall and football comes back on TV and I can make a pot of chili without keeling over from heat exhaustion. And best of all? V & A, they're starting to have these delicious sibling moments where they're in the playroom smacking on the music table and one looks at the other and giggles, and the other giggles back, and though I'm left out of their little inside joke, it makes my heart beat faster just the same. Because, really, isn't this what we all want as parents? Happy kids who are kind to one another? And a good week here and there that recharges your batteries so when the next week crashes in and life doesn't go as swimmingly, you've got some strength built up and won't blow out the emergency slide and run off with a stolen beer? (LOVE that guy! And THIS girl, too. Hilarious. Love.)
And I love these babies. And so far, I love this week. :::knock on wood:::
Baby Einstein. Enthralling.
"hey, Bug, show mama your teeth"