Momma Mia!

So we had a stow-away come back from KS with us....my mom. She is going to spend the next month or so with us and we couldn't be more thrilled.

Summer feels more like summer for my kids when they get to stay home with my mom. She takes them to the library, the pool, the park, and plays with them all the time. They get to sleep in in the morning and eat their favorite meals and snacks. Not to mention they are spending their time with one of their favorite people.

My mom has also begun the process of potty training Palmer. I will be the first to admit that Bret and I have avoided this journey just a smidge. It is a lot of work and takes a ton of patience. There is nothing that grandparents do better than have patience with their grandchildren not to mention the one on one attention all day helps a ton too. So far he has been doing pretty well.

The kids are not the only ones to enjoy having her stay with us. It is like a breath of fresh air having her around. My mom is an impecible house keeper. My house is spotless, the laundry is done and put away, and the closets are even organized. To get up in the morning and not have to get two small children around is such an amazing feeling (sleeping in just a little is awesome too).

Bret's favorite part of having my mom stay is the built in babysitter. My mom is naturally a home body and is happiest staying home with the children ALL THE TIME. I am not just saying that cause sometimes it is like pulling teeth to get her to come with us. This means that Bret and I have had dinner out together and went out with friends for a quiz bowel held at a local place for fun. The time we spend together during this upcoming month is so good for us that I can't begin to describe it. Just the freedom to go see a movie without the extra cost and burden of a babysitter is amazing.

Don't worry my mom will be the first to tell you that we spoil her while she is with us. I take her shopping and make sure that the house is stocked with all of her favorite food and drinks. I have introduced her to my love of the DVR and have all of her Univision shows recorded for her viewing pleasure.

I know that the next few weeks will fly by...they always do. But for now we are enjoying each day and savoring the joy that is shared by all with her visit. I still wish she would move here but I understand why she won't/can't. I choose to focus on the positive and try to squeeze just a few extra days while I can.



haha poor mom!! great post Stopping by from SITS to leave some hump day love!

Veggie Mom said...

What a sweet post. I was extremely close to my Mom, as well. And she had her share of "accidents" with the kids! Stopping by from SITs to Share the Comment Love...

mommytoalot said...

Awww have a great visit with your mom.
And good luck to her on the toilet training.
thanks for popping by my blog yesterday.