A few months ago, at the end of September, I was going a little crazy. Not enough sleep, too much responsibility. My mom and dad offered to take Whitney & Grayson for a few days and it made a world of difference. I don't want to sound too cheesy but I feel like I was able find my balance again.
One of the biggest factors of my exhaustion was the physical fatigue. I hadn't had a decent night's sleep in months! Either Gray or Whitney, or both, were getting up at least once a night. I really needed to get some rest.
And because of the mental fog sleep deprivation causes I was forgetting things all. day. long. I felt like a stress-ball because I HATE to forget things. A perfect example of this is when I was dropping off the kids I realized I had forgotten to put the bag with Whitney's clothes into the van!! My parents survived the whole time with two outfits for her haha.
I guess it was kinda weird for a mom to want their 1 & 3 year-olds to stay somewhere without them, but I just felt I had no choice. I NEEDED it. It was hard though. When I buckled Whitney into her seat in my mom's car she reached for me and kept saying "mama". I got a little chocked up and my mom said, "Bryan, it's time to go." My dad shut Whitney's door, gave me a hug and said, "we'll call you when they're crying and you won't miss them as much." haha.
Having a little space was great. The big kids and I did our normal routine we just did it with less stress. And we slept all night. Davis did surprise me and was extra whiny at first. I had to explain that the babies were at Meema's and he needed to act like a big kid. He got the message :)
We painted a TON of Halloween decorations. The kids painted every single day. And I went to yoga at the gym every day. It was wonderful. Very balancing, and I may or may not have cried at yoga. Stressed much!?
Here are two of the Halloween paintings:
My mom posted these pictures of Whitney and Gray on her Facebook:
When my parents brought the kids back we treated them to Phantom of the Opera tickets that included a backstage tour.