Tuesday, August 03, 2004

The joys of siblings

It finally pays off to have two kids. After a hectic night of greasy chinese take-out food everywhere, Doug disappears back into the garage to work on putting a short throw shifter into my car (which is awesome, thanks!). The kids need all sorts of attention, so I run through Adam's nighttime routine (potty, pajamas, brushing teeth, 3 stories) while Dova is fussy on our bed below. I was at my wits end with such a mess in the kitchen, so I put Adam and Dova together in our bed and told them to keep each other company and go to sleep. Adam complained that Dova wasn't sleepy (she was flailing her arms and legs around), but I said don't worry, she will fall asleep. I went back to the kitchen and started the massive cleanup - counters, stools, floors, dishes, etc. After about 15 minutes, it was quiet. I peeked in the bedroom and both of them were snuggled together asleep. They actually kept each other company without my help. It was so sweet :-). I carried them back up to their own rooms.

It ended up being a night of musical beds as well. Since Adam fell asleep on our bed, he woke up in the middle of the night and climbed back into our bed. Then a short while later, I heard Dova on the baby monitor and went to her room, and fed her and fell asleep with her.

(this draft was from 6/27.. finally getting around to completing it!!)

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