I’m starting to feel a little sorry for the second kid. I spent most of Alice’s infant-hood staring at and cooing into her funny little face, whereas I basically just carry Peter about in the baby wrap while Alice does her two-year old stuff. Part of this is that Peter is a much easier baby and he sleeps far more than Alice ever did, so he’s less demanding of me than Alice was (and is)! On the other hand, I’m glad that we’re still making sure that Alice is doing all her fun activities, and being out and about and in a busier home environment probably isn’t too bad for Peter either. He hears thousands of books read and songs sung everyday and is learning to sleep through all manner of crazy things.
We’ve gotten into a pretty good rhythm and honestly, having two little folks around is easier than I thought it was going to be…but I will say that I had expectations of absolute craziness and that if you had asked me how it was going on Saturday I would have given a far different opinion.
Here are a few things going on around here…
Last Monday we gave up our 1/2 to 1 hour of screen-watching per day (or I should say, Alice did) and maybe it was just luck or maybe screens really do make little kids go nuts, but she was less crazy and more pleasant to be around than she had been in several weeks. As a bonus, I don’t have to hear constant chatter about what Prince Wednesday is up to. A week in, Alice rarely asks to watch a show and doesn’t put up any fuss when I say it’s not an option. All in all, a good change.
This morning we went to a Valentine’s Day party, and we’re currently awaiting the arrival of Nana and Grampa with great anticipation. Alice was so excited she decided to wake up for the day at 5 am to see if they were here yet, so I’m off to brew another cup of coffee and enjoy the last few moment of “naptime.”