The other day when I was still home, we had had a long morning and at one point I laid down on the couch while Big E was watching tv. I asked him if he would run upstairs and grab my pillow so that I could rest. Sure, Mommy! He said as he took off up the stairs. Moments later he returned with my pillow and a blanket and with his daddy’s help they ‘tucked’ me into my place on the couch. Next, Big E took about twelve different trips up to his room, each time returning with a stuffed animal in his arms that he gently placed on top of me “to keep me warm.” After I finally convinced him that I was plenty warm, he crawled up onto the couch next to me to settle in to watch tv. As he sat there he kept stroking my hair and leaning down to kiss me on the cheek.
I love you, Mommy.
Seriously, what did I do to deserve such a wonderful little prince?? I love him!
Baby E was not happy with me this evening as I unceremoniously plopped him into bed before putting down the big kids. This is night two of just me doing bedtime and I’m limiting the amount I pick him up. Once to get in and out of his high chair (if necessary) and once to get him into his crib. He wasn’t ready to go down this evening, so I had a very fussy two year old who kept crying and screaming for me to get him out. Sorry kid, not tonight.
One more day and the work week is over. Today was better than yesterday, and I think each day will get easier. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes! They are much appreciated. 🙂
And thank you to Rebecca for coming over and bathing my kids this evening. They smell great!!