Well, it hasn't been the best around here lately. There has been a lot of crying, acting out, and a lot of outbursts. Anger, hitting, wild nights, regressions including pee and poop accidents. Nightmares, kids in our bed at night. You name it, it has happened to us lately. And add in summer vacation, hot, long and tiring days. Warm bedrooms, and complaints that it is too early to go to bed. Summer school and summer camp. It has been busy.
Thankfully we has two sets of angels come to our rescue on the past Friday night. Cliff and I don't get a lot of time to ourselves. We have our (of late) one glass of wine on the front stoop in the dark (well one citronella candle burning) and chat. But we haven't been away from our house together for a night since last October when I was almost due to have Courtney.
So, Cliff arranged to have my parents come over from 5 pm until around 9 pm to give the kids dinner and to bed, and then our former Crash Test Mommy Gil came over night to watch all six kids so we could get out to a hotel for the night. We got out for dinner together, a yummy ice cream. We then came home around 9 I fed Courtney and then we left for the hotel for the night.
We didn't get any phonecalls from Gil, and the night went so well. He handled them all and even spent one lovely hour with Coconut from 2:45-3:45 am but she went back down.
So thank you Mom and Dad and Gil for coming to our rescue when we needed it most.