....of what a life must be like with four children under the age of ten (ten, eight, five and almost three!) must be like. I have two words for the week with this bunch of children:
Exhausting in that the constant motion doesn't stop. Someone always needs you, is hungry, has hit someone eles in the head, is sitting too closly to someone else, doesn't want a grill cheese but just some bread with cheese, is touching someone else, has turned the outside hose on themselves, has too pee, can't find something, is cold, is hot, is itchy, or just wants "to hold you" (--> that's from Emma) as you are trying to get something that's hot out of the stove.
Amazing in that there are so many hugs and kisses and "i-wlove-yous" that you tend (okay, that may be stretching it) to forget that you briefly considered leaving all of them at the playground. ;) It is amazing in that children show every emotion they have and that love is a big part of that.
Emma? Well, she LOVED playing with her niece and nephews. She especially loved Viktoria, who would chase her, slide her cookies/candy, teach her new and fun ways to jump off of the couch and then chase her some more. But being off schedule for a two year old is
The Hilbert crew has left this morning and now we are getting excited about the Bergman crew coming in tonight. Rachel, Robert's niece, and her husband, Luke are expecting their first child (and it's a GIRL!) so we are REALLY excited about that. And hopefully, Hannah will remember her camera to take some photos of Emma.
But right now?
I'm sneaking back to bed.... :)