Last week had the potential to be disastrous. With family in town and plenty of excitement, I think Nolin only took one nap in four days for about an hour. Not our finest parenting moment and believe me we made up for it during the nights.
This all led up to Nolin and I’s trip back to Virginia Beach. I was going for work and Nolin was going to spend some time with Ba & Pop. They had never babysat for a full day much less three full days before. With Nolin’s lack of sleep in the days leading up to our trip and me once again changing any semblance of a routine that he had I was nervous.
I told my mom, I was sorry for what I may be unleashing on her. This didn’t help calm her nerves at all. For the past six weeks, her excitement to see Nolin was incredibly overshadowed by the fear of messing up. I told her that she had raised three kids of her own and at least one of them had turned out alright, but she informed me that this was different, Nolin is special. Hmmm is that a compliment?
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