Thursday, June 04, 2009

My Lack of Beauty Sleep

As you can see from Isabelle’s last post, Conrad has been out of town for a few days. I used to laugh at my mom friends who would freak out when they had to be alone with their small children for several days or weeks at a time. What’s the big deal, I would think, single moms do it all the time.

Well, hats off to those single moms, because when my husband goes away…we bring my Grandma in to help. And I know I’ve said it before but thank God for Grandma! My girls LOVE their Great Grandmother, just like I love her. And she let’s them get away with murder…just like she let us! When Isabelle wants something while Grandma is visiting, she by-passes me and goes straight to Granny. It’s a shrewd move. Her chances of success drastically improve with this strategy.

Usually, sleep is quite interrupted while Conrad is gone. For some reason, both kids always get up. Two nights ago, Isabelle and Grace rotated getting up and going back to sleep the whole night. And these night time marathons ALWAYS seem to happen on nights before I have to get up at five a.m. and drive to another city for work. Why? Do they feel my desperation for sleep? Anyway, that morning was a rough trek to Cincinnati but a triple shot of Starbucks Espresso got me through.

I just thought I’d give you a taste of the constant action we’ve been experiencing here. Hopefully you will hear my story, see my beautiful children, and appreciate your full night’s sleep :)


drowninginblessing said...

Gracie looks so much like Aunt Jana and Molly in this picture. I can't wait to meet her in person one day!
Thanks for calling me that crazy morning on the way to Cleveland. You made my week. Glad Starbucks got you through!

Anonymous said...

thanks for your kind words. i enjoyed them more than they did me it was nice being there with you and conrad as well,it is nice to see all the pretty things you have done to your house,love youall grannie