Oh, how we have been spoiled by Grammy (my mom) this past week and a half! We loved, loved, loved every minute of it and could never thank Grammy enough for all she did for us. And, wow, did she do a lot for us:
She cooked us yummy homemade meals so that when Josh got home from work, dinner was served (just as he likes it; hopefully, he didn't get used to it, though). And she made us homemade bread--twice! Yummy, yummy in my tummy. We loved having a built-in chef!
Not only did she cook for us, but she cleaned the house TWICE! It was so nice to have a clean-smelling house for a change, instead of a dirty-diaper smelling house. And she cleaned it so well, even vacuumming lines in the carpet the way I like it (yes, I am that OCD). I love a clean house and now with my mother gone, it may never be clean again. Yikes!
Boy, oh boy, did she change some diapers. And with Will, that was NO small task, seeing as how he hates it and he tends to pee everywhere as soon as his diaper is off. She spoiled me, though, even changing diapers in the night before I nursed him. I'm not sure I'm ready to be the sole diaper changer during the days.
She was the best cuddler with Will. If he was fussy, she would walk him and rock him and sing to him and just give him loves until he fell asleep. Once asleep, she would just hold him and hold him so that he wouldn't wake up. Will told me this morning that he is going to miss his Grammy's cuddling--apparently, it's not the same when I do it.
No, my mom didn't have to withstand Will's tears, but mine these last three days, crying every minute at the thought of her leaving us. And they weren't just tears for the loss of help (though that's a BIG part), or tears over the fact that we live so far away (though that's another BIG part) but they were mostly tears because I realized how much I miss my mommy. I haven't gotten to spend time with just my mom for an extended period of time for such a long while. She truly is one of my best friends. I admire her, miss her and hope that one day I can be half the mother she is. We can never thank her enough for coming out here to the FREEZING state of New York and spoiling us ROTTEN. Thanks, Grammy! We love you.