Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This Week's Juggling Act 5-26-10: Another Mouth to Feed

No, we didn't adopt a baby or get a dog!  I know my limits.  I'm crazy, not insane.  But fortunately, I'm just crazy enough to say "Yes" when a friend asked me to keep her 5 month old baby BOY (of course) for 2 days.

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?
Em

2 comments:

Stacia said...

Me? I'm wondering how on earth I'll ever figure out how to mother three children. And you're mastering five! Wow. Any tips?? (Specifically, how I can sneak in a little Food Network, too.) =>

Amy Danielle said...

Mothers of boys, unite. (I have seven, myself.)

You're right, there is nothing quite like a baby. And my husband's favorite thing to do while holding one is watch the Food Network. :)

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