Still in a funk. But I'll survive. I think it's all wrapped up in the whole stress of raising two children under 3 while working full time with everyone with differing levels of sick.
I'll get over it.
But I have a question for you all. This weekend, I'm taking the gang on my own to see my mother. Aaron is going away for a fun extended weekend with his friends. I have made several decisions - any would like the blogs input.
1. Sleeping arrangements. It's currently a pain in the ass to visit my mother because there are only 2 rooms in the cabin with doors. One has 2 twin beds and a crib, and then other has a queen. We used to put Maggie in a pack-n-play with us, and Cam in the crib. But Maggie would wake up and see us, and start her day at 4 AM. It is awful. So this time, my plan is to put Maggie in the crib, and Cam in the twin bed with bed rails. He has never slept in a 'big boy' bed, but naps just fine at daycare on a mat. Am I crazy? It's only one night. I was also thinking of doing the pack-n-play in the same room as the crib, or having Cam sleep on a toddler mattress on the floor, and a friend offered a ‘tent’ sort of thing to sleep in. I just want him to sleep in a bed – as that would make things easier for summer visits, but don’t know if I’m asking for a disaster. But I do need some sort of plan, as I also want to travel with both kids the last weekend in April – and I just don’t think Cam fits in a pack-n-play anymore.
2. The plan. Saturday, we are planning on going to a music class at 10:30, and then making the 2 hour drive to the cabin, hoping the kids nap. I was thinking of meeting my mom at this children's museum - and she suggested this museum. The Children’s Museum is closer and more geared toward younger kids - but the one mom suggested is a little further - but has more 'stuff' (like an aquarium). I'm thinking of going to the further one, hoping for a longer nap - and limiting the time spent in my mom's rather small cabin with the untrained boxer.
What do you all think? Then, I'm planning on leaving after lunchtime on Sunday, to be home to play and relax for the end of the weekend. Then Aaron is gone until Weds. So at least the kids won't say they are bored!