What's really strange is that it really hasn't been that big of a deal. I thought there would be at least a couple of chaos moments (like any other day), but it has actually been relatively calm. My boys have been loving all over him, fighting to feed and entertain him (including a few Black Eyed Peas YouTube videos, but don't tell his sweet, first-time-mother mom) and generally enjoying having a baby in our house.
It strikes me that once upon a time I thought taking care of an infant was REALLY hard. When I was a sweet, first-time-mother mom, I agonized and worried about so many things that I would hardly give a second thought to now. I'm sure I didn't appreciate enough the wonderfulness of just being with a baby. Even while juggling my 4 boys during this babysitting assignment, I was able to find a couple of hours to simply hold this beautiful sleeping baby on my chest and watch a little Food Network. Heaven on Earth in my opinion.
I can SO see how people end up with even bigger families than ours. There is just nothing quite like a baby. Grateful that I added this to my juggling act this week.
What are you juggling this week?