Friday, June 13, 2008

Gearing Up

How many times have you mentally prepared for something that is about to happen? Gearing yourself up with mental thoughts for what is about to take place. Constantly telling yourself things like: I'm not going to get sick, This WILL be fun, I can do this, I have lots of energy and some to spare, what's adding two more to the mix? and just saying "I will be supermom". This is what I have been telling myself all week long.

I'm not preparing myself for anything bad by no stretch of the imagination. I am preparing myself for the fact and the joy that I am picking up my two grandchildren tomorrow and having them here for a week or more.
However long my nerves can take it. I must mentally prepare for a week of no time to myself, no energy by the end of each day as well as the headaches from all the laughter I know will come. Am I the only one who suffers from headaches like this? Not only will I have the two newest Rug rats underfoot but also am keeping Rug rat 1 and 2 all summer long as well. I feel my energy slowly creeping away now.

Rug rat 3 is 5 years old and a little stinker and requires all of my attention when here. To
which I happily oblige him since I don't get to see him but a few times a year. Rug rat 4 just turned 2. OMG the horrible two's. Can I live through it? The last time she was here she learned to walk right in my living room. I was the winner of seeing her very first steps. Like watching a newborn deer in all the clumsiness as she took about four tentative steps across the floor. My heart swelled with pride and at the same time I thought to myself "Oh God now I have two to chase around".

I know though it will be a week I will never forget. A week in which to bond again with the both of them. A week of fun, frolic and chaos will ensue. A week of headache causing laughter to which each night I will lay down in bed and thank god I have them both to enjoy.


Alter Ego said...

They are just as precious as can be! I am sure it will be a week none of you will forget. I am sure it will be a great week.

Anonymous said...

Wow - that's a big undertaking. You're a very brave woman :)


Wow, have fun, but I have to say that I am exhausted just reading this. Get some pics to post. The ones that you did post are beautiful.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Popped over to say thank you for visiting my blog.

Looks like you are going to be one busy grandma this summer. Your kids are VERY lucky to have you.

My mom used to take Megan for me whenever she could and I can tell you, coming from a single parent, that was the greatest gift ever.

Now Megan and Grandma as as close as if they were mother/daughter and a lot closer than I ever was to my mom ;)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

You are one brave woman! I am sure you will have some fun in there though!

forsythia said...

You are gonna be one busy lady!