it's happening right now.
both children napping...
AT THE SAME TIME.
let us take a moment for that to sink in.
as i sit here i should tell you that i've been trying for this moment for four months, and i've always kind of assumed that it would never happen (and granted we are only about 3 minutes into this nap time win), but here we are.
me...blogging with a caffeinated beverage in hand.
today the Lord has blessed this house with a good day.
and can we also take a moment to give thanks to the person who invented video monitors?!
blessed is thou who gave a moment's peace to mothers everywhere. thanks be to video monitors with talk back options.
seriously though, if the person who invented this marvelous creation ever reads this blog, just know that i am hugging you through the monitor right now...
last week we had a murray cousins sleepover at our house (teagan's first big one here) and i hid the video monitor in teagan's room. that way, if someone got scared or needed to use the potty, i could see what's going on with the monitor and then dart upstairs and help out before a melt down occurred.
well, you'll be interested to know that there wasn't one whisper of a melt down, but i pretty much stayed up all night watching the girls do sleep aerobics all over the floor.
it was both tiresome and entertaining.
please enjoy this crudely made graphic to help you visualize the sleepover between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m.
1 a.m. - snoozeville. population 4.
2 a.m. - the synchronized flip flop.
3 a.m. - the letter h.
4 a.m. - tetris.
5 a.m. - the best night's sleep ever! let's eat donuts!
i'll leave out the graphics depicting teagan's actions from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. nap time.
let's just say some one was a wee bit cwanky.
you might also note that one of the sleeping bag people did not move all night.
this is the difference between 8 year olds and 3 year olds.
all in all the sleepover was a success, other than a failed-home-made-cracker-jack-attempt-almost-turned-ruined-popcorn-pot by yours truly.
i won't put the recipe on here until i manage to make it without almost burning down my house, but my aunt marsha used to make cracker jack for all of our newell/strom cousin sleepovers and i wanted to continue the tradition for our newell/murray/kesler cousins.
just know that it is REALLY good...when you get it right.
well, i'd love to stay and chat a while longer, but i've already been blogging for an hour and i have some dvr'd episodes of the pioneer woman that i'd like to catch up on...without kids asking to watch curious george :)
have a happy tuesday!!