And Then There Were Two…

Niko in the wagon

I had hoped to find time for a longer post, but this will have to be fast…

Sarah and Niko have temporarily moved in, and she has started a new job nearby. Until she gets childcare arranged and a place of her own, I’m watching the Boy…

It’s a tough adjustment, for everyone.



39 thoughts on “And Then There Were Two…

  1. You’re one who really knows how to roll with the punches, Maire, and this just might turn out to be one of the best Summers your family has ever shared. Hang in there!

    • Teenagers might be easier than a 2-year-old who hasn’t ever been seperated from his Mommy, and a 3-year-old who has been the only child (our granddaughteer, with us for almost a year and a half). It’s a little chaotic while we get some routines established…

  2. I suggest you buy a play pen and put YOURSELF in it with a cup of tea and a book. Well i imagine there will be even less time for gardening now. Two is a big jump. Hmm, well you are pretty onto it and I bet you are working out systems that will allow everyone quality time. Maybe with Sarah home in the evenings she can take that shift and you can get time to potter about outside after dinner, I sometimes enjoy having another woman in the house. They see things that need doing and get them done quickly, I am sure sarah will be a great help. You really are very good at this kind of thing. Guess what – i picked up a gallon bottle of molasses, turning to avoid a cow at the same time and put my back out with a bang. You know how frustrating that is! Hope you are extra careful over the next few adjustment days. No bad backs for youu!. c

    • The poor little guy is just miserable when Mommy leaves, and sometimes when he thinks about her through the day. He’ll get there, but it’s tough right now.
      Sorry to hear about your back. The yoga I’ve been doing seems to be helping me keep limber – no twinges, even after carrying 40 pounds of Niko around. Here’s to keeping it that way πŸ˜‰

  3. I’m newish here.. this is your daughter? Perhaps you could have a sweater of hers that he could wear when she goes.. kids seem to love the scent of their mothers. I once asked Katie why she loved her blankie and she looked me straight in the eye like I was daft and said, “because it smells like you, mama!” Out of the mouths of babes:) Good luck.. it may be the greatest gift ever! I’m looking forward to some photos:) xx

    • Yes – my daughter and her two-year-old son.
      That’s so sweet, what your Katie said about her blankie smelling like you…maybe we could give that a try. This first week was rough, with a LOT of changes all at once for him…I think it’ll ease-up soon.
      Good to hear from you again!

  4. Ohhhh, huge hugs all ’round! Your life is always full of adventure and the unexpected, Marie; I’m keeping you all in my heart. You’ve got enough good Karma stocked up by now for a whole houseful, so I hope you’ll cash in some of it. πŸ™‚

  5. I know that your daughter really appreciates your kindness and generosity. It will be a hard adjustment but if anyone can make it work, it will be you.

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