The girls are at an age where they are self sufficient.
Shorty can pick out her own clothes, take care of basic hygiene, and can self entertain.
Tiny can walk, talk and is in the early stages of reading.
This is a glorious stage! They’re big enough to pitch in! Just today Shorty asked to help make dinner. Tiny helped me put up the breakfast dishes… I should be in heaven, right?!
So why, why, WHY do I melt when I see chubby cheeks and toothless grins?!!!
This makes no sense whatsoever! I’m not even a “baby” type Mom. I like independence. I like it when they can tell me what is wrong.(aka toddlerhood)
But man, oh man, tiny fingers and toes are working me over good!!!
The drool, the big eyes, the tiny fingers and toes are like a big old bag of kryptonite to me right now.
Sooooo what’s a mother to do? That’s right… it’s time to borrow baby!
After a few hours of babysitting I’ll have my fix and I’ll help out a new mama in the process.