But as my friends hasten to let me know, what I see as tedious, they see as stability. And that's a great gift, one that many do not have. It couldn't be more important in life than when you have young children, either. So I'll take it. I'm grateful for my routine life right now. I'll spice it up again later, I'm sure. Or not. I don't even know. I gave up on making plans long ago.
Anyway, this past January, February and March...what happened?
I had to defend myself against a disgruntled library patron, my two year olds stopped calling me mama, and I couldn't make a bowl of hot cereal to save my life.
In February, I did my first and only DITL (Day in the Life). I think I'll do it again this February. I also potty trained my kids. Or they potty learned. Or however we say it these days. Which was a battle and victory enough to last the whole year.
Bear had an emergency! My mother helped that time, but I've since learned to sew (at least enough to fix a bear). I also, started recognizing for the first time the very different ways my children learn.
The biggest difference, of course, is merely time. While I'm still me...the girls have gone from this:
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