This morning after Addie was off and gone to school I stared at my baby and thought “Well, it’s just you and me kid.” Which is both lovely and terrifying at the same time. Addie is such an enormous help with Vivi. She’s the first one in with her in the morning and she loves to take her into her room to play. If I need to shower Addie is always willing to help me with Vivi and Addie is a second set of eyes on the baby who likes to climb things and attack the cats.
At the same time, I enjoy the one on one time I get to spend with Vivi, Addie had so much of my undivided attention for so long it’s nice I’m able to give Vivi a little taste of the same thing. Will I be more productive now that Addie is in school? Perhaps, but perhaps not, because rather than Addie being bored? It’s going to be the baby since she doesn’t have her sister around.
I will enjoy going to the grocery store with only one child who can’t run away down an aisle to check out the candy selection and I have a lot of episodes of Project Runway saved up to watch with Vivi each week (well, not with, but she’ll be around.)
It’s going to take us a few weeks to really hit our stride, just like it took us a few weeks to figure summer out. I’m sure as soon as we find a schedule that works, some holiday or school break will come along to ruin it all, such is life, has to keep you on your toes somehow.
Casey Mullins is a writer, photographer and chocolate cake lover living in Indianapolis, IN. She’s an attorney’s wife, mom to a very opinionated seven year old (Addie) as well as a very happy cloth diaper wearing baby girl born in May 2011 (Vivi.) She taps out tales at her own blog, moosh in indy, and more on her baby and big kid over at Babble.