I had a crazy thought today: "Why don't I try keeping both boys home with me today?" Russ went to work and I asked Riley if he'd like to stay home and help me organize his toys or go to school. He decided to stay home--shocker!
Immediately after giving him a choice, I wondered what I'd gotten myself into. Normally Russ is here to bounce one or the other off of and it's a much needed situation. I'm still overwhelmed trying to manage having two children...
So today we stayed home. Kace didn't need to be held all day. Riley took a 3 hour nap. I fed all of us. We did spend at least 2 hours organizing toys. We watched Backyardigans, it's been a while and I've honestly missed those little friends. There were no tears, no raised voices, and I even heard, "Mommy, I like you" half a dozen times today.
Today was a hit. I'm proud of all of us for co-existing. I may be able to do this after all!!