Okay, okay it’s baby overload on the blog this week, but I have just one more baby-related post for ya. You don’t mind do you? I took a few quick photos of my nephew Kai on Friday when I babysat him all day. That’s right – just me and an 8-month-old for 7 hours straight. I haven’t watched a baby by myself for that long since……well, since my kids were that age I guess. It was so much fun to get extra quality time with him since I usually only get to hold him for all of 10 minutes at family dinners until someone else takes him away from me. I have to admit though, it was lot more work than I remembered! The memories of play-time, meal-time, nap-time, repeat, repeat, repeat, all came flooding back to me. How did I get anything done in those days?
Much praise and admiration to all you mamas with young kids at home. And there will come a day when your kids are all in school, and you will wish you had a baby at home again, and you will borrow someone’s baby for the day. Then you will remember how hard and busy it is, and you will be so grateful when the baby goes back to mama, and you can continue to work on your to-do list while watching Project Runway and not have to worry about anyone but yourself. But then you just might also feel a little lonely and miss that borrowed baby a great deal. It might happen – hypothetically of course.