Wednesday, September 8, 2010

All By Myself

Sing with me...

All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore


OK, so it isn't that bad.

It is weird, though, to only have the twins at home with me. And, if I'm being honest, a little lonely.

Miss O. had a great first day of school and came home smiling.

Toothless Grin

It is a little more challenging than I expected. Miss O. was really good at helping replace a Binky, or pacifier in the fussing baby's mouth, buying me a little time. She was also my legs, running up & down the stairs to grab what I needed, extra onsies, diapers, wipes.

Most of all, I miss her little voice singing, "Ca.rina don't cry, Ca.rina, don't cry", a little song she made up all on her own.

I'm so happy that I'm not returning to work now. It would break my heart to only see Miss O. for about an hour a day.

Instead, I get to be here when she gets off the bus, and enjoy all *three* of my children for the afternoon and evening.

I'm incredibly lucky, even if I am all by myself.


  1. My son is now 22....I was so wonderfully blessed to have him...went through years of taking my temperature every morning...shots.....MUCH PRAYER.....dr visits in another city.....MUCH PRAYER.....and at last, I was pregnant.

    I ALWAYS wanted to be able to stay home to raise my mother did and it meant so much to me. I, personally, didn't want someone else to "raise" him, which is what happens when they are in don't have much influence over them because they are with someone else the majority of the time.

    Think of ALL the milestones you are there to witness...and now....when "Miss O" comes home from will be there to hear all about it.

    When my son was in kindergarten, I volunteered over 400 hours in his was SOOOO much fun working with all the kids...helping them read, going to lunch with them, crafts,....I did bulletin boards, decorated the hall outside the classroom.....maybe you could do that too!

    You are very blessed to be a homemaker..most women work and miss out on so much....the woman is the "heart of the home" and you can use that extra time to create that loving warm atmosphere in your home....a place your family will want to come home to!!!

    God Bless you! DM

  2. you lucky duck. In so many ways!

    She looks really happy, and you sound mighty happy too.

  3. Beautiful picture. Sounds like life is treating ya pretty good. :-)

  4. I am a sahm too and wouldn't have it any other way!!

    She sounds like more of a help than my 14-year-old son, lol!!

  5. Good for you for spending QT with all THREE kids! Yeah for Mama!


  6. Such a sweet post. Yay for Miss O and her helping hands. I bet she really does miss the twins when she is at school.

  7. So happy you have been re-affirmed about your decision to stay home!

  8. an exciting thing is when Ms. O comes home she will have tons of stuff to tell you about her day. It can be very exciting.

  9. Aww. What a great big sister! And how wonderful to get to be home with her in the afternoons! Makes me wish I had an older one to help me with my two!

  10. How sweet is Miss O! She is a fantastic big sis. So happy you are enjoying being a SAHM!