EDIT 2: We did it! We survived! Thank you for praying! I didn’t hear a peep from the girls, and the interview went well. He followed the script Harvest House gave him, which sometimes makes for a boring interview, but it actually made it easier on me since I didn’t have to think too much. Praise You, Lord!
EDIT: Prayer please! Radio interview in 15 minutes, and Nina is screaming. Nothing is making her happy, and I have no back-up plan. Thanks! (Uh, okay, now she’s laughing. That was some quick praying!)
For lactating mommies, that would be expressed breastmilk. For mommies of teething psycho babies, that would be children’s ibuprofen. Tylenol is for the birds–birds who don’t want to get any sleep. I bought 2 bottles of ibuprofen last night so I would never run out again. Only to discover that I already had an extra bottle in the cupboard which I bought last time so that I would never run out again. Grrr… And to think that I could have saved myself all those sleepless hours.
Our neighbors (Sophie’s parents) invited Livi to go to see Sleeping Beauty (the ballet) last night. Grandma was supposed to go with them and got sick. After school, Sophie came over to play. Then Livi took a shower, dried her hair, I curled it under, she wore her Easter dress and lip gloss (and a dab of perfume), and looked way too grown-up and adorable. They picked her and her booster seat up at 6:50 and got back around 10:30. She had a lot of fun.
Ava was soooo sad when she found out that Livi was leaving without her. Sometimes I forget that those two aren’t twins. She cried for awhile, “I miss Liiiiiiiiivi!” Then we went to Target and she got a $1 wipe-off board and a bag of candy corn. Livi forgotten. Well, not really. The three of us (our fam minus Gabe and Livi) got caught in a nasty downpour coming out of Target. We were sopping. And all the stuff I bought with cardboard packaging got all warped and soggy. (baggies, mac-n-cheese, cheese nips, fruit snacks–all the essentials). Bathtime. Nina to bed (where, you’ll remember, she slept soundly until 7am!). Ava curled up in a blanket by the open office window waiting for Livi. Over an hour later, she fell asleep on the floor. Thirty minutes after that, Livi got home.
Gabe decided last night not to take the girls to Lima. He hated to miss the concert but wanted to do what was best for the girls. It was just going to be too much work to drive 2 hours, keep them out of trouble for 8 hours during concert set-up and concert, and then either bring them home or stay overnight.
This morning he changed his mind. They’re going.
I’ve got to go get my stuff packed for WOF and the rest of my little family’s stuff packed for a big day and an overnighter at Grandma’s. Finishing up laundry, trying to leave the house in order. Have the interview at 11:20. Gabe is dropping me off at a shopping plaza not too far away to meet up with friends from our old church. I’m excited about the conference–if I can just keep from worrying about Gabe and the girlies.
Have a wonderful weekend!!