Thursday, October 9, 2008

Adventures with Kids!

My hubby and I are barren. We have no kids and we are ok with that, but we have 2 nephews and 2 nieces, that we love very much.

This past weekend we had our first slumber party with the brother and sister team of Little girl (3) and little boy (5). They have names but for the sake of being private they will be known as Flower (girl) and Book (boy). There names mean something like their nickname.

Their mother needed some time to herself, she is a high school teacher and trying to get her master's degree. She had lots of papers to grade, and lots of term papers to write. She needs peace and quiet sometime.

Now we were supposed meet them at the famous Cracker Barrel, after my hubby and I had been at a college football game. A hot football game, where we sweated like pigs, and burned like ants under a microscope. We were tired to begin with, but we stuck to our plan.

We don't have toys at our house, because we don't have kids. But I happen to have Alvin and the Chipmunks. They call my hubby Uncle Bubba(isn't that sweet), and Flower only "sometimes" likes Uncle Bubba. She loves me though!

The first thing that Book said when he walked in was "Your house is dirty". Thanks even a 5 year old knows my house is not the cleanest on the block.

Flower decided that she was tired, and wanted to go to bed. I took her in our room and Book slept in the guest room, and hubby on the couch. Flower and I slept together. It was about 8:30 when we got into bed, and it was about 10:30 before she fell asleep. We talked for two hours while I dozed off on her every now and then. She finally falls asleep and I can finally rest.

It did not last long!!!! She woke up at 4:00 in the morning, and she was trying stand up and walk off the bed with her stuffed kitty cat. I had to grab her before she fell head first off the bed. She did not go back to sleep. So I decided to turn on the tv and find a kid movie, so she could fall back asleep. She did not, but I dozed off through the movie and try to make sure she didn't try to get out of bed again. I can Multi-Task! Once the first movie was over, she wanted to watch another one, and since it was only 5:30, I put on another one.

At 7:30 in the morning her brother got up and got in the bed with us. They were hungry. I woke hubby up and told him were going to McDonald's to get breakfast. We fed them, and let them play in the McDonald's playhouse. Then we took them to my hubby's parents house to let them have them for a while.

I was wore out!! I only spent 12 hours with them, and it felt like days!!!! I slept through lunch, and my hubby went to lunch with the family without me.

I don't know how you Mommas do it. I don't think I have the patience or the energy!!! I guess that comes when you pop that watermelon through a key hole, you feel that maternal instinct kick in. Although I do love the hugs and kisses I get when I see them! Just don't tell me my house is dirty, I know that already!

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Jeanne said...

It's soooo true about maternal instinct, because I tell ya, if my two weren't mine.... lol, I joke about selling them on e-bay all the time. My six year old daughter is quick to reply: "You're kidding. You wouldn't do that."

I'm not a patient person, and I find raising young children SO HARD. Yet the thought of losing them is utterly unimaginable.

Nature is very effective as far as maternal hormones go... I can't think of anything else on earth worth going through all this work for ;-)