Life with two
It’s been interesting around here. Tiring, exciting, heart-warming, frustrating, silly, irritable, and perfect all at once. Life with two is certainly much more difficult that with one, but I think it’s also much more rewarding. If I had a Euro for every time Annalie said “That’s my baby brother!”, I’d be pretty loaded by now. I’ll just have to settle for the warm fuzzy feeling it gives me instead!
I’ve been trying to learn how to balance everything and make everyone happy these past few weeks. I’ve failed often, but when I succeed, I feel like a million bucks. Our Craft 365 project certainly helps. Annalie and I get some good bonding time in there, and she just loves creating anything and everything. We try to make it a silly time too, as you can see below.
Thomas is seriously getting more in love with his sister every day. He is often times most content in her lap. It’s because of that and the total cuteness of it all, that I’ve been a bad tv-showing mommy. Annalie is obsessed with Dinosaur Train on PBS right now, and I find it fairly cute and pretty educational as well. So she sits with Thomas in lap and watches her show while eating breakfast every day. It gives me a few moments to become a human being with a change of clothes and a cup of coffee (all within viewing distance of the kids, of course!)
I know, I know–I always preached about no TV. Well, sue me. I didn’t know what I was in for. I don’t feel great about it, and I hope to change it in the near future. But honestly, I’d rather have a kid that watches a few educational shows a day than a mommy that is completely spread too thin and therefore a bitch to be around. I think that the rest of my family would agree.
So here I am, not doing much of anything that isn’t caring-for-kids-related. Not much cleaning being done, hardly any sewing much to my chagrin, and not even grocery shopping with all this snow. Once I get our stroller up and running again, we’ll be off to the store more often, so at least Don can get home sooner in the evening. And I try to do the cleaning and sewing as I have spare moments. I finally finished a bib today that I had started a week ago! And I won’t even begin to go into the state of our floors….let’s just say that I wish the vacuum fairy would head this way.
But this isn’t meant to be depressing, it’s just our reality. And I like our reality, I really do. It’s crazy, but it’s very loving and fun. I melt completely when I hear Annalie say “Thomas, I love you so much!” while giving him the most beautiful smile ever. It makes every last second of the craziness be totally 100% worth it!
And on one final good note, here’s a much-awaited Thomas video finally. It ends with fussiness, as he let out the world’s biggest fart after I turned the camera off. Turning out just like Daddy already!