Sleepy big girl!
I survived! I’m still in one piece and not a gibbering, shaking mess. Mostly sane, though I’m sure some will debate that. Stu had to go out-of-state for work, so I was a single mom today. With two girls. A mom that had to be put-together enough to go to the office and be a fully-functioning area-expert in an all day training. Training that started at 8am. Ugh.
Before Ashlin, I wouldn’t have thought twice about getting ready and out the door with Teagan. Even with an early start to the work day. Teagan is usually pretty easy in the morning. She also sleeps until 8am. Ashlin, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to sleep later than 6:30. With an alarm clock like that, when would I actually get ready? She doesn’t really allow you to leave her too long in the high-chair, and giving her food to distract isn’t very safe. Yo Gabba Gabba does get you a bit of time, but not quite enough to dry my hair.
So, Stu woke me as he left the house at 6. Up and ready! And of course, today, both girls did not want to wake up. I had to wake each up – after I had a cup of coffee first! Ashlin, dressed first, had some cheerios while I got her sister. Miss sleepy-head, who woke up dry!, was excited for pancakes! Pancakes are awesome. They kept her preoccupied while I brushed her hair.
I always forget how long it takes to actually leave the house with the girls, alone. Once we got to day care, Teagan did not want to be left at day care, she kept asking me to pick her up. Eventually, I was able to pass her off to one of the instructors, advising them that she hadn’t peed yet, and they convinced her to go. I ran out. Ashlin didn’t look back as she got dropped in the young toddler room and was offered peaches.
So, five minutes later than I really should have been, I tried to head to work. There was an accident on the entrance ramp, traffic backed up two lights. Gotta love the crazy people thinking they can drive in heavy rain just like the do when it’s sunny out. Add another 15 minutes to my drive in. Eventually, I got to the office, only 15 minutes late, which wasn’t too bad. There was a breakfast, so they hadn’t really gotten too far, though I had to sit at a table all by myself. Which wasn’t too onerous, as I was able to check and answer e-mail a bit more frequently.
Pick up and dinner was a bit challenging too, Teagan was a crying melty mess. She was very upset it was raining, and couldn’t go on her swing for the second night in a row. Then she didn’t like the way I did, oh, everything. It’s not how LaLa, or Dada, or even PoPop does it. Fine. Cereal with milk is an awesome dinner. Oh, and have a freeze pop while I put your exhausted sister to bed. Teagan was very good downstairs, alone, with Yo Gabba Gabba and her mini freeze pop. Fun (Some Nights) and Imagine Dragons (It’s Time) on YouTube got us through bathroom, teeth and pj’s. She asked for a book in Spanish, then compliantly crawled into her bed.
I survived! Until next week, we we get to do it all again!
PS. Teagan LOVES her toddler bed, she’s been very good at bed time
PPS. Ashlin didn’t want to nurse today :(