The day I was afraid of... - West + Rose

The day I was afraid of...



Up until this past Saturday, the hubs has been home splitting the duties of having two children during the weekend. Saturday, the hubs had a Christmas dinner function to go to for work.  I normally go with him to this event, but there was no way we were going to leave our colicky, refluxy baby with Nana, or even our worst enemy, during the hours that are most intense for her colic.  She is a sweet baby...but early nighttime with her is not for the faint of heart.

I was anxious about having both kids all day.  Being outnumbered is scary.  Because of the long commute to the holiday party for work, Hubs was gone almost all day and would not return until way after the kids bedtimes.  Needless to say, I was scared of my kids and worried about what the day would bring.

The day went a little like this...

I sent the hubs to the holiday party with buttermilk pie, spinach salad and homemade sugar scrub for his supervisor and his wife.  Buttermilk pie is one of our favorites during the holidays and it is SO simple!


Once the hubs left I got the kids ready to go see Santa.  I had really dropped the ball this year as Bubba still had not gotten to see Santa yet.  I found a Santa Paws event that was going on with our local humane society and high-tailed the kids, and our dog, over there.


It was minor chaos at the event as there were tons of dogs.  They were barking, baying, whining and sniffing.  Their paws caused major clatter on the hardwood floors where Viv lay resting in her car seat...Would you know, she slept through the whole thing?  My ankle will pop on my way out of the room after laying her down for the night and she wakes right up...But a room full of dogs ranging in size from a Pit Bull to a Chihuahua...oh she can sleep through that no problem...


After seeing Santa, we decided to go for a walk.  Our town has a walking trail that is 16 miles long.  It goes right through town, the college, through the woods and even past a dairy farm.  It was good to get out in the cool air for a bit before the sun went down.  Bubba and I always have good talks during our walks on the trails.  During our walk, we actually ended up having a conversation about Native Americans and how terrible our ancestors were to them.  His response to our whole conversation was "Why can't everyone just be nice to one another?"




After our walk we picked up Chick-Fil-A for supper and headed home to hunker down for the night. We were all in our jammies with our teeth brushed when I had an idea.  A local church does a Christmas light show on the weekends.  It is free and only lasts about 20 minutes, the perfect pre-bedtime trip. So we piled into the car with blankets and drove up the road.  Bubba had such excitement in his eyes during this little trip.  We rarely ever veer outside of our nighttime routine, so it was a thrilling experience for him.  The light show was pretty good too.  We will be going back a few times before Christmas is over because hey...free entertainment!



Bubba was in bed asleep by 8:30 and Viv had a bottle and was asleep by 9:30.  I even got to have a glass of wine and wrap some presents in silence while I waited for the hubs to get home.



Basically, the day was amazing.  We missed having Daddy with us, but we still managed to have a great day.  I was so unbelievably proud of myself for making the day a good one for the kids.  Going from one to two kids is hard.  I have it pretty easy in that my oldest child is 5 and is super inclined to help out with Viv, but it is still a hard adjustment. This weekend gave me the boost of confidence I needed.  


I may be outnumbered when it is just me and the kids...
but I am not outmatched!

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3 comments

  1. Jack is the most photogenic child I have ever seen! Add Vivi in her Christmas outfit, Santa, and Sassy, and that is the best picture EVER! So cute. And hey, I survived two daughters only two years apart, so you'll rock this. In fact, this is really the best and easiest part. Take a deep breath, relax, and ENJOY!

    Hope we see y'all during the holidays!

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  2. Jack is the most photogenic child I have ever seen! Add Vivi in her Christmas outfit, Santa, and Sassy, and that is the best picture EVER! So cute. And hey, I survived two daughters only two years apart, so you'll rock this. In fact, this is really the best and easiest part. Take a deep breath, relax, and ENJOY!

    Hope we see y'all during the holidays!

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  3. Jack is the most photogenic child I have ever seen! Add Vivi in her Christmas outfit, Santa, and Sassy, and that is the best picture EVER! So cute. And hey, I survived two daughters only two years apart, so you'll rock this. In fact, this is really the best and easiest part. Take a deep breath, relax, and ENJOY!

    Hope we see y'all during the holidays!

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