Friday, February 09, 2007

On Our Own

Nana Vicky left this afternoon, meaning our grandmother-assisted honeymoon period is officially over.

Both kids were sleeping when she left, so Nana V sent Bump off to try to nap himself. Not thirty seconds after the door closed behind her, Lumpyhead began loudly protesting the indignity of being expected to sleep in the middle of the day, the baby woke up hungry, I was planning to attend a staff meeting via conference call, and I remembered there were two loads of laundry in the dryer that were ready to come out.

Then the phone rang, and I almost cried.

But the phone call was from Sarah, which is always a good pick-me-up.

I fed the baby, Lumpyhead calmed down and went back to sleep, the conference call didn’t happen, and the laundry is now fetched and folded.

I don’t feel like crying any more, but a drink sounds like a great idea.

6 comments:

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

See, the bad thing about having two kids is that they both cry. The good thing is that you CAN drink again.

I'm glad I didn't make you cry.

nonlineargirl said...

Definitely put those tears to use - let them fall into a nice glass of whiskey.

Melissa said...

Wow, your kids still get to wear clean laundry? I've given up on that entirely.

Plus, isn't dark beer good for the milk production?

And, hey! You made it through the afternoon.

la dra said...

Isn't that so typical for things to go down the tubes when grandma leaves? I remember crying like a baby myself when my mom left us all alone with the baby. Those postpartum hormones are mighty powerful. Don't forget to take a nap too when you can.

Jill said...

You're a good woman. The first thing I would've done would be to wake up the Bump.

Gidge said...

Wait a minute........you take your clothes out of the dryer before you wear them?
Is that a DC thing?