You know when you get on a roller coaster and you're all WHOOO HOO! THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!! And then you start clicking up that hill and you get more and more nervous because this is a lot higher than it seemed from the ground, and wow we're still going up, and how can we still be going up? Then you get to the top and that first car goes over and you have a moment of sheer panic because like it or not you're going over and AAAAAAAAH.
But! As panic-y as I am about all of it I am finally starting to feel like we are ready. There's a ton of logistical nonsense to do still - the carseat isn't installed, the bottles aren't washed, the baby's room is a pile of mess, and our baby swing is broken (anyone have any recommendations for a super cheap one? or better yet have one we could borrow for a couple of months?). But! More important than any of that these two are READY:
And that is calming me down considerably. These guys have stepped up and grown up so much in the last few weeks. It's been pretty amazing to watch.
|Happily watching a movie together. I found them like this when I got out of the shower the other day. When I got into the shower they were both asleep and Matt had already left for work. Who needs parents!|
Just in time to do it all again!
But I know that the reason that they have stepped up is because we are about to do it all over again. We've pushed them in that direction knowing what's coming. We've encouraged independence every step of the way and we've set up our house so that they have many play happily together options:
|New playhouse in the backyard. Also look how nice our lilacs looked this year!|
This sounds crazy but my real "It's all going to be ok" moment came while running errands this week. The thought of dealing with even mundane tasks with THREE OF THEM OMFG is daunting. Especially when I'm used to having some preschool time making it possible to grocery shop etc with only one kid.
|Last day of preschool. Great sadness ensues.|
So, yes. The logistics of 3 will be tricky. It will be hard to get out the door. It will be hard to physically manage all of it. It's not going to be easy. But the bottom line is that these are good kids. They aren't going to stop being good kids just because there are more of them.
This hill is crazy high. Bring it on.