A few weeks ago, our Nanny (formerly known as Junk Food Nanny-she has traded the Funyuns for salads and fruit smoothies!) asked if we could watch her son while she and her husband went out. We love their son, he has been apart of our lives since he was born, he is now 15 months so not a problem, right?
Enter the wild card aka our little Georgia Peach. Now, she plays with the Nanny’s son EVERYDAY. She shares her toys with him, she is kind to him, they go to storytime every week together. So, what could be the issue?
Apparently, the idea of me taking care of another baby es no bueno for GP. Here is a snippet of how our little genius would play me. If she noticed that our Nanny’s son was in my arms she would say…
“Mommy, hugs?” I would bend down to hug her (with our Nanny’s son still in my arms) and the then she would and say, “Up, Mommy”. She got me. Now, I am walking around with 2 toddlers in my arms.
How do parents with kids close in age or even the same age manage?
My sweet sweet Cousin and her Husband have two boys 10 months apart, the youngest is one of my Godsons, they definitely have their hands full on a daily basis. So, when I was in the throes of 1 of 4 tantrums from GP, I thought…do we REALLY want to add another child to our family? Can we handle it? More importantly, can I handle it?
Yeah, no. We can not handle it. 🙂
The Coach was asleep through most of the episodes but, was awaken to my teapot whistling (yeah, I thought I was going to have some tea), a barking dog, and a screaming child (GP). He comes into GP’s room where I was putting her pajamas on but, she was not having it and sees our Nanny’s son happily playing with GP’s crib.
The Coach: So, you still want to have another baby?
Me: Right now, might not be the best time to ask me. I have no idea how our Nanny does this everyday! And just think, The Incredibles (our very close friends whom we love and adore-we nicknamed them after the movie cause they are umm, incredible parents) have FOUR kids! God Bless ’em!
Our Nanny’s son is teething and his parents warned me that he may be a little irritable. No worries, we are prepared. GP almost has a complete set of teeth so we have been through the worst of it. When I tell you he was an absolute angel, believe me he was! He played with GP in between her tantrums, let me read books to him, ate like a champ, allowed me to brush his teeth, and went to sleep easily.