We've had some trouble with the transition. Benjamin has gone back to having accidents (poop) pretty much everyday. Asher has been having tantrums. For the past week, I've felt as though I want to tear my hair out every day that I have all 3 kids by myself. It takes forever for us to get out the door to go anywhere, and then there are tantrums when it's time to leave wherever we went. Eric is leaving the country for a week, and I am extremely nervous about how I will handle things when there's no spouse around to share the load! I do not know how single parents do it- every parent needs a break.
We're nearing Charlotte's first birthday, and I just can't believe it. The year has flown by, and she is such a person now, it is hard to imagine that one year ago we hadn't even met. She is big, funny, and curious. She has no idea that she's not even 1, and thinks she can do anything a 3 year-old can do.
Here are some photos from the past week or so:
|Asher clearly enjoying being center stage at Shabbat at school|
|Benjamin, the very serious Pilgrim, at his school Thanksgiving Feast. You know your kids go to a Jewish pre-school when they get bagels as part of their Thanksgiving meal.|
|A little bit of static while swinging outside|
|The silly monkey- she was trying on a hat and my timing was off.|
|Contemplating the Hanukkah blessings|
|Benjamin with a bag on his head. Asher is in front of him, pretending to be scared, Charlotte is watching them like they're crazy.|
|Asher and his friend Maddie having some quality time together|
|Benjamin in his train conductor hat (so cute!) with their Hanukkah gift- a pirate ship! I have since heard a lot of "Yo Ho Mateys Away!"|