Tuesday, February 20, 2007
back to reality
Jon took last week off of work so we had the chance to spend plenty of time getting to know our sweet little Gracie. She is the best little baby. I've never been blessed with a baby that sleeps a lot, so it is somewhat bewildering to be able to put her down for a nap and realize 3 hours later that she didn't make a sound the entire time. My first two were nothing like this. By writing this down, I fear that I've invoked a curse somehow and the magical sleepiness will disapper. I hope not. What has disappeared, however, is the carefree time together with just our little family to worry about. Jon is back at work and I'm back to getting the kids off to school, but with 1 more to dress and feed every morning. I will miss being able to sit in the living room while my wonderful husband does the dishes and the laundry. It will be hard not to wish that he would bathe and put the kids to bed every night. When I need something from the store, I will actually have to run and get it myself! Jon really spoiled me this last week, to the point that I even talked him in to helping me straighten my hair. No complaints at having to use a straightening iron, either. He just did it. What a guy! Jon took such good care of me and the children this week, I want him to know how much I appreciate all that he did. Getting back to reality, while never fun, is much easier knowing that I've got such a great partner. He'll still be there to help me with all of those things when he can. Not every girl is that lucky, at least that's what he likes to tell me!