So with supergrandmom here, mommie, daddy, old baby and new baby had nothing to worry about. For that matter, mommie and daddy had nothing to do either. Food magically appeared, dirty laundry and dishes just disappeared, kids never peed or pooped (well, I never saw a dirty diaper), beds were made... the times were great.
Tonight my mom left. Needless to say we miss her terribly. She guaranteed that nothing can go wrong or if anything did, then it can be easily fixed. My mom ensured that not just our meals were warm but also our homes and hearts. But above all that, she taught. The stories, songs and a prayer that she taught lil O are just incredible. I am eternally grateful for that. The things that she taught me, the shortcuts, the how-tos of parenting, the recipes, the baking and being a woman are just unmatched by the gurus of google.
First night without her - we had cold pizza for dinner, its 12 AM and Lil O is in our bed clamoring for 'Max & Ruby', Lil A is wide awake and chewing on her blanket, the dirty dishes didn't disappear when I tossed it into the sink, all our trash cans are full and these kids poop like mad! Let's just say - we will survive.
If someday I can be half of what my mom has been to me and my kids, then I will consider myself an incredible success as a mother, a woman and a person.
To my mom and all moms who are being super for their kids with kids. A ton of respect. We don't know how you do it. Also how do you get glue out of your hair?