Friday, February 12, 2010


I think one of the big challenges in our jump from 1 to 2 little ones, has been trying to keep up with our normal routines - and at the same time adding in a new schedule. The nighttime routine is the most difficult when one of us is gone. About the time we are trying to get Megan ready for and into bed is when Nicole is awake and getting hungry. That just does not bode well if you are trying to get one child bathed, dressed, and in bed.... while another is getting cranky and hungry. For the most part Nicole is a mild mannered little thing - but if she's tired, hungry or has a wet diaper - you better believe she'll let you know it! And she has a very strong set of lungs and can go from 0-60 in about 2 seconds. It can make evenings a little stressful without another set of hands to help keep her happy while we get Megan ready for bed.

And Megan can be pretty mild mannered, unless it's late and she needs to be in bed. :^) At which time she can also go from 0-60 in about 2 seconds. There in lies the evening challenge.

Of course, both the girls are so loveable and adorable that even on the worst of evenings - when one or both of us adults collapse from exhaustion when they are finally in bed - it's just a wonderful thing to peek in on them and be reminded that they are such dear blessings from God!

1 comment:

Sandy P said...

We still have a challenge if there is just one person to get 2 kids in bed. If I am in charge, Macie usually sits in my bed and watches Nick Jr. until I have Carson's routine done. If she has not taken a nap and needs to get to bed early, he will just patiently wait! It is nice that they can get clean at the same time and just have to wait for the reading and settling. Sometimes we even read together.