Last night was a rough night for Mommy and Vinny. I’ve been off all summer, and just started back to work this week with inservices and meetings which means that the kids were back to the babysitter. Well, if you remember, we are living in my parents’ house while we fix up our new house and sell our old one, so we had to switch Vincent’s babysitter right about the time when he turned 2. It’s better, but it’s still a hard transition for the little man. And “hard transition” equals not napping or eating and becoming a train wreck the entire night. I know he’ll figure it out once we get back into the swing of things, but last night he was up at 12:30 and came into Mommy’s bed for the rest of the night. (Not a practice I make a habit of…in fact, this was the first time he’s spent the entire night in our bed, but I digress…) So, needless to say, Mommy didn’t get a great night’s sleep, and I don’t think Vinny did either.
When Sydney got up to eat around 6:30ish, I was looking at my phone, checking my emails and texts, and, of course, browsing Facebook. Well, if you are friends with me in real life, or on Facebook (or both!) you probably saw a status I had posted asking for prayers and positivity as I went back to school and didn’t get to spend 24/7 with my kiddos. I got so many beautiful comments telling me basically what I already knew (but still needed to hear) it IS possible to be a good employee AND a good mother. I saw that someone else commented on that status (a person I haven’t seen or spoken to in over 10 years) and this is what she wrote, “You wanted kids so badly, and now you want to leave them? WHY??? You should stay at home and raise those kids right.” Continue reading “Raise Those Kids Right”