This past week was a really good one for me. Not just things went smoothly or the kids were good, but I felt like I was loved as a person. An individual! It was just some little things, but the little things really are the big things! I will share....
First of all, hubby went in to Lethbridge for some Primerica work. He came home with colored daisies, a box of Lacey's cookies NOMNOMNOM, and a mini iPad with a pink otterbox cover. Talk about spoiled! I knew eventually I would get an iPad because he was tired of hearing me complain about the tablet I had. It was very finicky and wouldn't work properly, so he got me my iPad. What a nice guy. The flowers and cookies though, those were the icing on the cake! They were extra. They were the "I'm thinking about you and I love you and I want you to be happy" type of gift. It has been a long while since I have gotten flowers. It was great!
On Friday, I drove up to Calgary to FINALLY go shopping for some clothes that fit! Now, if you have ever gone shopping with kids, you know how "fun" it can be :) My mom had $70 worth of coupons and she graciously gave me one of her $30 ones. My mom and dad and sister and a good family friend all came down to meet me in Calgary to give me the coupon and to help me out with my kids. I got to look around at clothes and TRY THEM ALL ON sans kids. They just walked around the store with the stroller. It was so nice! It's funny how a mom can hear her baby/babies cry all the way across a big noisy store. It was really cute to watch my dad hold one of the boys and try to keep them happy. He says he prefers toddlers over babies, but I know he secretly loved it! We went to one other store and ate and that was it! 5 hrs of time spent with people that were there to help me out. Well, my mom and sister scored some sweet clothes while they were at it as well!
So, I feel a bit more back to normal now that I have some clothes. It was so nice to wake up this morning and not have to worry about what to wear. I think this week we might head down to Kalispell for a bit more shopping and then I should be good.
I was talking to a friend at church today and she said that twins take awhile before they know that they can distinguish themselves as a separate person from the other, just like a baby takes awhile to distinguish themselves from their mother. Well, I feel the same way. I don't really feel like an individual right now. I am a mom of 4 little kids that need me for everything. I have 4 month old twins that I am carrying around and holding. I really love it, but those little moments, when people acknowledge you for you and YOUR wants and needs, are refreshing and rejuvenating to my heart and soul!
So a big THANK YOU to my hubby and my family and friends who help my life be that much sweeter! And of course to my kids as well, for seriously being awesome kids. The girls are sooo helpful and the boys are 4 1/2 months old and they both go to bed around 9:30 and they DO NOT cry when I put them down. Awake. I lay them in their crib awake and they go to sleep without crying. Both of them. Is this amazing to anyone else? Every night I put them down I think to myself "They are going to cry". Nope. They don't. Amazeballs.
Anyways, I am blessed. I am happy.
6 months ago