My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Monday, April 19, 2010

Two Parents

There is a reason that babies need both parents in the home.  It is so that when they are throwing up in the night, Mom can care for the upset baby while Dad cleans up the crib and gets it ready for the next round.

Jeff is out of town this week, and Simon has the throw-ups.  It looks like I get both duties.  Yuck.


  1. Ohhhhh. I'm sorry you get both jobs. I know what a super mom you are though and I you can obviously handle anything. I wish you were all here. I'll be home soon though. Love ya!

  2. I am a good enough friend to offer to hold the baby for you at any hour, just call. The cleaning up of the throw-up may just push me over the edge :)
    Hang in there.