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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

The rest of Mother’s Day…

13th May 2007

Woke up grumpy, after a bad night’s sleep. Analise was pukey last night before bed, so I was up a couple times checking on her, and the obligatory time or two with Josiah. Then he was ready for the world at 6am. I stuck him in the exersaucer with Baby E while I got a shower. Brian was still sleeping, and when I got out of the shower, he greets me by rolling over and sleepily saying, "Josiah’s fussing". Seriously. I was like, "Do you know what today is?" "Oh yeah, I guess I’ll go get him." Please…just so I can have 20 minutes to myself to get ready before I start taking care of everyone.

The day did improve, though.  Analise and Brian stayed home while I went to church.  I even got to work in the nursery… how ironic!  I made lunch (frozen lasagna, not too hard) for his mom and brother, and Josiah did his stuff. Seriously made my day. And we all got naps this afternoon.

Analise has been a little more of a grump than usual, but I suppose it’s to be expected since she’s been feverish… all my trying to explain to her that it’s Mother’s Day, and she should be sweet for me hasn’t really gotten through. Brian’s taken care of them for a few little blocks of time today, but they’ve driven him a little nuts.  I feel bad, but then I feel like at least it’s not just me that they can drive crazy at times!

I was looking forward to a really nice dinner out at a great fish place, Up the Creek, but when we got to the restaurant, there was a 30 minute wait, and we just couldn’t do that with hungry little ones. So we ended up at a sandwich shop.  But at least I didn’t have to cook!

Anyway, sorry to ramble. As much as I sort of wanted a day free of taking care of people, that’s not really realistic when you’re a mom with 2 little ones.  And God tossed in some really sweet moments to make it memorable.  All in all, it was a pretty typical day of being a mom… I’m awfully lucky.

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