Friday, January 04, 2013

"There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep"

Sian and myself babysat my brothers three kids tonight while he was at a wedding. They were all staying with Grandma who lives near us so we opted to look after them there where beds, cots and all the nappy changing paraphernalia were close to hand. Byron joined us there on his way home from work and we were all hands on deck playing, feeding, bathing and putting to bed these three little live-wires!

Off to bed...
I'm pretending to be asleep!
And me too!
It amazes me how much changes in a few years. I am so used to my three kids being big enough to set the table, eat without cajoling, get showered and into nightclothes independently. It's a whole different world from running after wriggly toddlers, persuading them to eat "just one more bite" bathing them without drenching the bathroom ceiling to floor and reading bedtime story after bedtime story! 

My kids were once 4yrs, 2yrs and newborn and I just do not know how I managed to juggle feeding and bathing them on my own while Byron was in work. I guess it's something you just do but I am so grateful to be at the current point in my life with a 14, 12 and 10 year old!

It was incredibly fun but absolutely exhausting. We stood outside afterwards and congratulated ourselves on the success of a quiet (if completely trashed) house. Thank you Sian for catching the moment on my phone!

5 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. I understand...I am glad with my 29, 27, 23 and 19.... And not eager to become a grannie!

  2. You mean it does get easier? Thanks be to God! There's hope for me yet...

  3. Love this... glad you got "out" virtually unharmed~ but I know they got a bit of your heart! <3

  4. Oh yes it is delightful to be able to look after nieces and nephews but I appreciate my big girls even more afterwards, little ones are a lot of work. Love your last photo just beautiful. xx

  5. Cute little nephews!