Ugh. Don't even want to think about that right now.
So Gloria, my sweet mother-in-law, helped Ben and the kids get settled in, registered, find kids to walk with, etc. before she left, and I'm so glad. On the eve of her departure, Ben whispered to me a frightened, "I don't want her to go..." It made me laugh and reminded me of any time my mom came to visit for a week or two after I had a baby. Whenever it was time for her to go back home, I had this major panic attack. It's hard. Feeling like a single parent isn't easy. I remember. I was a single parent for 10 months when Ben was in China. So now he gets to have a little taste of that. It's a pretty easy taste, honestly. He has only two with him! Haha! And it's only for four months. With a visit once per month. We can do this. Easy peasy.
Here are some pics Gloria sent of the apartment and the kiddos:
My kiddos on the first day of school. Just a warning - you will be treated to like seven genuine smiles from Sadie in the following pictures and like seven complete fake smiles from Dylan (who should be smiling like a little leprechaun now that his braces are off). He is horrible at smiling for pictures. Like Chandler on Friends. :)
Living room (teeny weeny):
We sold our gorgeous, huge table and now use my old scrapbooking table for eating again:
Could she be any cuter? No.
I'll get Ben to send some photos of the master bedroom and the upstairs loft, where we'll probably put Gage and Micah.
It's a little place, but it looks decent and clean, and that's really all you can ask for, right? I had my dream house for 8 months, but houses don't mean much. What I've gone through puts a lot of things into perspective. As long as I have my family with me, that's really all that matters. I can have a tiny living room and a tiny kitchen. Big love grows in small houses.