Well, this is weird. I'm sitting here at the computer with a baby sleeping on my lap and no one else is home to bother me. Meaning, I can sit here peacefully for her entire nap and waste time doing whatever it is I want.
My brother lives two hours away in Columbia, but he works here in Kansas City, so he usually stays at our house a couple of nights a week to save himself many hours of driving. Yesterday his car broke down and wasn't going to be fixed until today so he stayed here again, and offered to take Emma and Noah back home with him until Monday morning when he goes back to work.
Now, Noah has never been away overnight before, and he still isn't completely night-weaned (although we've been working on it lately) so right away I said no. Two hours away, for two nights? That seemed like way too huge of a step all at once. Still, Noah said he wanted to go, and Emma wanted to go, and Steve said he thought I should let them go, so I mulled it over a bit and I decided to let them go.
I sent them off this morning, although not without reservations. They both adore my brother and sister-in-law and I know they will be in good hands, but I'm just wondering what's going to happen tonight when it's time for bed and Noah realizes that he is not going to be able to nurse. I guess we'll just have to wait and see, but I certainly hope that it isn't too traumatic for him.
In the meantime, did you hear what I said? NO ONE IS HERE TO BOTHER ME! Steve is working today and going to the Chiefs game tomorrow so it will mostly be just Allie and me for the weekend. I'm not sure what we'll do, but with only one easy little baby to care for, the possibilities are endless! Hurray!