Last night I told C that with her help I was sure we could get the boys out the door this morning with no problem! She gave me a huge grin and a high five. This morning we delivered! They woke up thirty minutes early with smiles on their faces. While I fed the baby, C helped with getting E completely dressed and his teeth brushed. I was so proud of her as I listened from the next room. When she was done she paraded her little brother in front of me to show off her accomplishment. I was certainly impressed. There as no arguing to get shoes and coats on, no dragging of feet, no fighting. It was smooth. The only hiccup was when I got Baby E fed, changed, and dressed and he promptly threw up all over himself and me. Fortunately I had the foresight to wait to get dressed until after he was in his cars seat.
I'm not going to lie, though. Dropping them off was hard. I hated leaving them behind and I definitely teared up on the way back to the car.
When I got to work I was surprised to find this in my office!
What a sweet thing to come in to find! There were also bagels from the Bagel Place (including my favorite, Old Bay bagel. So yummy!) I work with some pretty amazing people and it made walking into the office so much easier!
The first half of the day was a slow start. My mind felt foggy and sluggish as it tried to piece together the information it was taking in. My fingers were stumbling over my keyboard and actions that used to be second nature took some time to recall. But after a few hours, my hands started to work on their own, taking familiar motions. My editing got a little faster and more confident. A few more days and I should be back to normal.
My mother and her friend spent the day at my house doing more painting and organizing. Imagine my surprise and delight to walk in to find my dining room and kitchen all put together and dinner ready to pop in the oven!