This has been one of the longest, yet shortest weeks ever. While my sister and her hubby are off on a week long get-a-way (which she earned and deserves). Their 3 beautiful babies have been loved and cared for by the rest of us “framily” (that’s friends and family in case you didn’t catch it). I’ll be honest at the beginning of the week I was a bit grumpy, maybe it’s because I knew this was going to be a crazy week, or maybe it’s because our life is already busy before adding 3 more children to the mix, and maybe it was because I was a little bit jealous?!?!
But here it is Friday afternoon, we only have 2 1/2 days left of kid duty and I am looking back on the week realizing it hasn’t been all that bad. In fact I can’t help but realize that there have been a few small joys sprinkled throughout the craziness.
For starters (with the exception of a mostly crabby baby) all of the kids have been troopers! They have been toted along to volleyball games, football games, church, the grocery store and more, all without much complaining. The two preschoolers have even come to work with me all 4 days this week and I actually got work done while they were there….AMAZING!
Because of all of the extra curriculars with my own kids, it has been a huge blessing to get to spend A LOT of quality time with my own mom. She really is one of my best friends and it blesses my heart to have her beside me in the bleachers, in the car, or wherever we are going!
Even though miss Lindi has been a grump most of the week. I have also gotten some extra snuggles, smiles and the joy of holding a sleeping baby…..there is nothing quite like a sleeping baby in your arms!
We’ve done crafts, played outside, watched movies, cheered each other on, traveled, colored, read books, you name it we’ve kept busy this week. So am I still grumpy about it….not so much. What I am is thankful. I am thankful that we are all here and able to do life together, to support each other, to help one another and our kids are growing up together. Because even when it feels crazy and out of control and like the longest week ever. It’s still just a blink of an eye.