I must confess: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years with Natalie’s birthday on Dec 24 and Christopher’s on January first is total MADNESS! 2008 was even crazier as we had a newborn baby around, my mother here to help out and several family members visiting us, with most of them staying at our place. But
Finally my life is back to normal, well… almost. I don’t know how it will be now that my help went back home. I’m talking about my mom. After 3 months with me, now it’s time for her to go back to Brazil. 3 months might not seem such a long time, but it’s actually too long. Nicholas’s room has become her room, a part of the downstairs furniture was her space, now it seems the house is empty.
Even being easily irritated, critic and talking too much, my mom played with Natalie, cooked most meals, entertained Natalie, changed Nicholas’s diapers, got mad at Natalie, bathed Nicholas, distracted Natalie… It almost seems like the kids notice my sadness and are behaving themselves. Let’s see how long this will last.
I’m still alive!!