So Allie did not take the transition to us returning to work yesterday morning very well. On Sunday night as we were tucking the girls in, I made the mistake of saying that Mommy and Daddy needed to get ready for work. Allie was indicating that she wanted us to stay in their room and I blurted out the work thing because in the back of my mind I was wondering what I was going to wear. Allie started freaking out and Rich told her that no one was going to work at night. We were all going to bed.
Monday morning. Grammy is here. Allie knows. She's in denial until I tell her that her special job for the day is to tell Grammy about the Sleep Fairy. She starts pouting and manages to get out, "No Mommy Daddy working the man," before melting into a pool of tears. We witnessed a repeat this morning. It sucks and I feel really bad but I HAVE to work.
Anna has been showing some resistance to the Sleep Fairy. A part of me thinks that she's just too darn intelligent to believe it. One night, I had taken her sippy cup of water with me downstairs to fill it when I left their after tucking them in. The next morning, I told the girls that the Sleep Fairy must have taken Anna's water. Anna responded with, "No. Mommy take it."
I also knock on the wall or on furniture (where they can't see me doing so) and tell them that it is the Sleep Fairy saying that she's waiting for Mommy and Daddy to leave so that she can come in. Well, Anna keeps knocking on her crib with her little fist and saying that it is the Sleep Fairy.
Emily has been asking a ton of questions lately and it is so adorable. Her most asked question is, "What's that? What's that noise?" She also asks, "What it say?" when she wants me to tell her what a word is or read something to her. And tonight when she went to give one of the dolls his medicine, she confused him with another doll and said, "Where him tooth?" because the other one has a tooth. Although her language skills aren't perfect, I'm impressed with what she pulls together.
And as Danielle pointed out in her comment regarding the beach photos, we were attacked by mosquitoes Friday afternoon in our yard. It was so horrible that we have decided to not use the yard until those nasty creatures die off. I have spent most of the summer running around killing mosquitoes and smacking them off of the girls. We've been playing with big girl toys in the driveway and side yard where it is mosquito free.
We purchased some of that California Baby bug repellent. Let's just say that within two minutes of Rich spraying it on Anna, mosquitoes were landing on her. I have still been using it on the girls even when we are playing in the front of the house, hoping that it helps somehow. Has anyone had success with this product?
Is it weird that I wish the girls had more bathing suits? We have the three that I purchased on sale last summer from Children's Place. Those can be seen in the "Dear Grammy" post. And then there are the three matching polka dot suits which were a gift from Auntie Joan. We also have the hearts bikini that I picked up on sale at Target so that we would have a back-up suit. I feel like I am constantly washing bathing suits. How many bathing suits do you have for your kids?