Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Autumn birthdays

Like most people, I struggle with what to share on social media, especially when it comes to my
children.  I try to strike the balance between sharing memories and important milestones for both connecting and archiving these events, and safety by not giving away too many personal details.

So Boris and Natasha turned 2 last week, just in time for Fall.  We didn't do a big party like last year for a few reasons.  For one thing, this is probably the last year we can get away without having some type of celebration.

Nightingale took three days off of work and the plan was to do some projects around the house without small children getting under feet.  Unfortunately, my mother wouldn't go home and just vied for Nightingale's attention as much or even more than our two kids combined.

During the week, my mom stays with us and drops the kids off and picks them up from daycare.  She typically goes home anywhere from Friday evening to Saturday morning, returning late Sunday evening or early Monday morning.

my mom  doesn't understand the concept of personal space, privacy or alone time because she has an over abundance of these.
 It's kinda like explaining the plot of Inception to your dog...in Latin.
 My mom has no sense of time.  She will sit down to rest for a "minute" and two hours will go by.  Mostly because she is either distracted by her iPhone or something on HGTV or both.

The difference between when she is with us and when she isn't is night and day.  It might be a little more work without her extra hands but it is so much less stressful.  We can definitely see a difference in the twins behavior too.

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