October 3, 2008

Friday, Oh How I Love Thee!

Yes, even stay-at-home mamas love when Fridays roll around. Or maybe it's ESPECIALLY stay-at-home mamas love when Fridays roll around. By Friday I am ready for a break from everything - cleaning and laundry (I do neither on the weekends), cooking - I don't do much of this, though, I manage to do more eating than during the week thanks to my mama who loves to cook for us and my in-laws who like to take us out on Friday night, and kids - Sean is really good about giving me time to myself on Saturday if we don't have much going on.

This Friday is especially fabulous because both girls are asleep right now, and the icing on the cake is that they both put themselves to sleep.

Yes, Miss Mary graduated to a self-soother last night when hubby and I decided that it was time for her to sleep in her own bed. And the most amazing thing about it is that she only fussed for 15-20 minutes when we put her down and then another 15 after her 2 a.m. feeding. That's nothin' compared to her big sister who would cry until I gave up and couldn't take it anymore. The difference: colic. I almost hate to type this in fear that it will change instantly, but Mary Ellen has a MUCH EASIER temperment than baby Hattie. And I hope she stays that way. Gulp.

Hattie is enjoying being back at school. She didn't cry at all when I dropped her off yesterday and was squealing when I picked her up. She even asked me if she could go to school today when she woke up this morning. I think she got in trouble for the first time yesterday because when she got in the car, she said, "Mrs. Johnston was mad today." I said, "Why was she mad?" She responded, "Hattie, better eat your lunch!" Yes. I know. My child has turned into a bit of a pokey eater, so my conclusion is that Hattie was pokin' at lunchtime.

She's started pokin' with everything these days, so mama, and I think Miss Johnston, are trying our best to be patient yet firm with her.

So anyway, I'm glad it's Friday. And this Friday is especially special beyond the simultaneous naps because I get to have brunch with girlfriends tomorrow, my nephew has his one year birthday party on Saturday, and best of all, my little Mary Ellen is being baptized on Sunday. So be ready for pictures on Monday, a day that I don't especially like, but hopefully posting fun pictures from the weekend will make it more bearable.

Have a great weekend!


shalonda said...

yeah for you such a great hubby for giving you a mommy break....hey any tips we are about to move camdyn into her bed but it makes me so nervous? i was always so afraid of using those positioners with addi and we didnt move her into her own room for another few weeks...

Mom: Fitness Junkie said...

I just ran across your blog via It's Almost Naptime. We have so much in common that it's kind of scary! Me? Texan. Aggie. Catholic. My kids even go to Catholic school. And I have one grandmother named Hattie and the other one is named Ruth.

Anyway, glad to virtually meet you.

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