One thing I am realizing is the MUST of older siblings helping their mom out :) – I would of never imagined 7 1/2 years ago, that my 1st born would be such a great helper. I mean I knew he’d help but little did I realize how much I would really need it.
Last night was a hard one. I was exhausted and Owen was giving me a major head ache going to bed. It took 2 hours to get him to settle, which is crazy… but I think the routine change of his Daddy being gone (on a 2nd shift) and possibly his being ready for a big boy bed… was just resulting in some major tears with little Owen. That & I think he is getting 2 year molars. :-\
I tried every trick in the book but it wasnt until 10pm that he settled…
So today come nap time, I was ready for some rest…
Sadly Owen was not. He got up an hour early from his nap and after I laid down for just 25 minutes or so, he was crying. I called Caleb up to my room and asked him if he could take Owen down stairs and give him some milk and a little snack (he knows what Owen can and cant have) – and turn on a movie for him. AN ENTIRE HOUR LATER, I wake up to peace and quiet… and my sweet Caleb is downstairs keeping watch over Owen.
He is such a big help.
I NEED IT.
Especially on days when I feel so physically drained… I really believe he will be a major factor in keeping me sane once baby #4 comes ;-) – the help he will offer, will be so needed.
So… heres to moms getting the rest they need.
Children serving and being taught TO serve (it is something Ive had to teach).
… and hopefully a better night time routine tonight :)