Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SuperAunt Saves the Day

My sister has been here since Sunday. She came to meet Poppy, see the boys (and me, I suppose, but at this point I always consider myself the afterthought to the children) and help me while A. was gone on a work trip.

I am devoutly grateful that she did. Poppy has been sick--mucous season rages on--and therefore up a lot to nurse and be held at night. And wanting to be held a lot during the day. If I didn't have another pair of adult arms to hold her for me at least during the day sometimes, I'd be even more crippled than I am now.

As A. likes to say in his best gym-rat voice, "My pecs are blown, bro."


She's been on Poppy-soothing duty more or less since she came. Also ice skating with children duty, on the literal ice block that is our driveway at the moment. And sledding duty with Jack. And dishes, and dressing children, and changing diapers, and . . .

Well. Family is awesome.

That is all.


tu mere said...

Just think if you lived in Florida, or Arizona. Guess not, huh, even though that's where you'd get the biggest family bang for your buck. Yep, a loving sister is a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

Yay for your sister. The boys are probably thrilled when she comes to visit. And maybe Poppy will be too, when she's a bit older.

Marsha said...

Super Nana, super aunt, now we know where you get your super mom skills!!

Daisy said...

Oh, family! They can be wonderful. Your sister is a gem.

Europafox said...

Wow - your sister is a Gem! I hope Poppy gets well soon! Please post photos of upstate NY State please by the way (if you get chance / time) as I would love to see what is looks like, especially when covered in snow! Joanne x