Thursday, 23 September 2010

Visiting family with kids in tow.

I've been visiting my parents for a few days with both girls. Husband has been working overtime getting something done involving emptying a stockroom in only a few days so we decided to get out of his hair. He will be joining us at his parents' on Saturday.
Traveling with 2 kids is a pain in the ass. They require so much stuff. I've got to bring a crib, a high chair, two sizes of diapers, sippy cups, toddler forks and spoons, and toys, not to mention the clothes. I have tried to reduce the ammount of stuff we bring but it seems to multiply when I'm not looking.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Married Life

Husband has been acting weird lately. He keeps asking if there is something wrong and then he gets quiet when I tell him the only thing wrong is that I'm tired due to the twice nightly wakeups. He thinks that he doesn't do enough around the house or with the girls which is sometimes true. When I ask him to do something as often as not he forgets and I have to do it. My strategy is to leave Baby J with him while I do the things that need to be done like dishes and changing the bag in the diaper pail. This works surprisingly well. He gets to spend time with his daughters and I get to finish the chores that didn't get done earlier.

He still thinks that there is something wrong no matter how many times I try to reassure him. I'm not sure what I can do to convince him that I am happy if a little sleep-deprived. Oh well, I will keep trying to reassure him that all is well. We're working very hard and trying to have time together where neither of us is stressed out or tired is going to be a challenge for the next 10 years or so.