Tuesday, February 10, 2009

We're lonely!

So I feel like I keep talking about my mom being here for three and a half weeks (and my sister for 1 week of that), but I would be remiss if I didn't once again mention the awesomeness of it. I really I wish upon all of you someone who will wake up early with your kids, cook every meal, do every load of laundry, help check off your to-do list, change diapers, play with your kids, and at the end of the day get just a couch to sleep on. And never complain. (I'm hoping that's a trait that comes with age? That and living off less sleep like she seems so much better than me at too?) Wow. I was so spoiled. I really have an amazing family. Thank heavens for retirement! Although, I must admit - I always am secretly like what's the big hype about retirement? You finally reach some milestone that means you're accomplished and then you just have to do it all over with grandkids? I really think I'm going to be some crotchety old lady who is like, "Heck no - I paid my dues! Take care of your own grubby kids!"

But I better not, huh? Thank heavens someone else I know doesn't feel that way.

And now I don't think I've sat down since they left. Oh yeah, this is what my real life is like. Even with three of us here I swear we were all still busy. One night Ryan was playing with the kids and a couple of us were cleaning up after dinner. I was like - yeah, this is the way to do it - someone with the kids, someone cleaning, someone putting stuff away... And Ryan said, "Well, we could always re-instate polygamy." I'll have to admit that was the first time I thought, hmm, maybe it wasn't all that bad....


We had a great time though. Miami really is a cool place and has a lot of great stuff to do. We took a millionaire's row cruise around Star Island and Miami Beach and some of the other islands. It was cool to see who all my "neighbors" are. So weird that a mile in one direction from my house and you've got people lined down the street for the soup kitchen, and a mile the other direction you've got a pad for Tom Cruise, Oprah, Shaquille O'neal and the like. The biggest house on the island though belongs to the guy who invented Viagra. I thought that was kind of funny.

I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that I can convince her to come back in May. Ryan is on call (in the hospital, overnight) 3 Saturdays that month. Then sleeping Sunday and back to work Monday. Yuck. One more push to help us through this year that is the worst would be awesome!

10 comments:

Melanie said...

Can I just say the picture of the twins in the swing is so funny! They look like siamese twins. Also the plygomy joke! I totally get the appeal of plygomy - as long as Im not in love with the guy cause then I would just be jealous. But all the female help makes sense. I guess the next best thing is leaving near family.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm planning to come again. And by that time at least one baby will be walking - will that be better or worse?

My biggest concern is that you will overdo in my absence and injure your back and then I will HAVE to come and stay longer, and it will be too hard on all of us, and I cannot simmer there in the summer. I also have four other children and their families whom I also enjoy seeing and being with.

Great photos - great memories!

xoxocyhunsaker

chyayn said...

THANK GOODNESS FOR GOOD PARENTS RIGHT?! Mine were just here for a week and it was WONDERFUL! I loved the dishes, meals, laundry, entertaining,errands, bus stop runs at 7:30 in the am 19 degrees outside all done for me by a loving mom and dad.
Your trip looked fun...Shane and i ALMOST went that SAME week! That would have been awesome. Love peeking in on you every so often-your boys are SO CUTE!

Angela said...

Yeah, I'm with you, I don't know if I will be the sweet, indefatigable grandma that works all day and then sleeps on the couch. My mom is still here and leaves on Thursday. Oh, that is a hard day, isn't it?

Julie said...

The pictures are great! What fun times!!!!

Julie

Jen said...

Grandparents are the best! I SO feel the same way. It's been heavenly the last few months! All the help you need without even asking and ZERO complaints - just a lot of asking if they can do more!

Anne Marie said...

Your mom is amazing! I know too many grandmas who pretty much say, "hey, I paid my time. now I get to relax." I'm not kidding on that one.

SSAS said...

I kinda like the word "grubby".

Darcy "bow makin mamma" said...

I am down with the whole polgomy thing as long as they stay away from my man! They can cook, clean, run errands, and play with my kids as much as they would like!!!!

Shannon said...

I have thought the same about polygamy. Not such a bad deal when you have little kids. Only a flash of a thought mind you. Everyone needs someone like your Mom and sister! Fortunately I have found my network here. I think I will be one of those crotchety Grandma's unfortunately. I will just call in Aunt Laurie to take my place. She will be the BEST Grandma