Quick! Change of topic before I start going (more) mental.
Instead, please pardon me for a moment while I spout butterflies, rainbows and unicorns. It's so much prettier. You see, my Mom is coming tonight!
For 6 weeks.
(And don't hate me when I tell you that she does this every summer.)
The first summer she came for an extended stay like this was in 2005, immediately following Baby's birth. (My running joke with Hubby was, "Hey, you got me knocked up again FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. Now you get your mother-in-law for the summer.")
Boy, did I ever need her then. Juggling 3 children ages 3 and under, recovering from a c-section, breastfeeding, fighting off bouts of mastitis and struggling with PPD.
It wasn't a pretty summer, that 2005.
And when she left at the end of that August? It was tough. Reeeeeeeal tough.
(Just looking at this picture and thinking back to that time makes me queasy and sad. How's that for honesty?)
My parents rented a place on the Cape for the first 2 weeks in August. For them and all 5 grandchildren. (Hear the choir of angels?) Hubby and I will both work during those weeks and will spend long weekends back at the Cape. Heaven.