I think so. And it just so happens that my mom is getting on a flight in a couple hours to come play with the babies and me. We had originally planned for her to arrive in late August, but as the babies have become more mobile, and as more and more teeth show up, things are starting to get a little tense around here. So mom graciously offered to change her ticket to an earlier date, and stay until her original leaving date. I have my mom all to myself until September 20th, and I am one happy girl.
It was a pretty hard decision for me. Not that I don’t want her here. It’s just the opposite. But I felt like I was letting myself down by accepting help. And there are many other children of hers where she lives that would love her around, I’m sure. We explored some other later (but earlier than that the original) dates, but she would always just tell me she wants to come at the soonest available date that her ticket could be changed. So I eventually swallowed my pride, and said I would love to have her as soon as she was willing to come. And, boy, am I glad she is coming.
These kids can really wear a person out. So much lifting, so many buckles (high chairs, car seats, swings, strollers, etc.), constant entertaining, and lots of holding (or crying because I can’t hold them all). We have our happy moments, but there is something about teething, mixed with mobility, and hot weather that is so exhausting. I have been surprised at the energy and stamina I have been able to maintain while taking care of the trio until now, but I think I hit a small wall with this new phase they are in. It will be so great to have my mom here to help me through this little challenge, and also help me get this place baby-proofed.
Sometimes I am just so spent, I can’t have any fun with the cuties. At times I even feel too tired to sing songs or play Pat-a-Cake. I know how much easier it is with two people, because on the weekends with KC home, it’s amazingly refreshing to have the help. So I can just imagine how rejuvenating two months of having mom around will be. And it’s going to be fun for me to have a buddy to chat with all day, too.
I’m feeling a little spoiled having so much help, but I know I’ll be a happier, more productive mom because of it. And I have a whole list of plans and appointments to check off while she is here. Well three lists, actually: One with things I want to do alone, one with things for mom, the babies, and me to do together (or just mom and me after bedtime), and one for KC and me (which I guess also includes stuff that involves the whole family.) I am excited.