Monthly Archives: June 2011

Solo Auntie duty – Day 12

We had a fantastic morning.  Both boys seem to have slept better than they have in days.  At any rate, Nathan was only up once after bedtime last night (allegedly to go to the bathroom) and they slept later than … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 11

Apparently Nathan and Sam were just as tired today as yesterday, but at least this morning didn’t feature a crib escape attempt.  Nathan’s teachers reported that he napped for the second consecutive day (which may be a record) and Sam … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 10 (double digits! Do I get my trophy yet?)

This was my first conversation this morning: (overheard over the monitor as I’m still in bed, asleep) Sam:  I want to get out! Nathan:  OK, wait just a minute. Sam:  What? (pause) Nathan:  OK, move out of the way. Sam:  … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 9

This morning we got to talk to Ryan and Jon again on the computer.  Sam wasn’t talkative, but he did sit on my lap and suck his thumb through most of the conversation.  Nathan characteristically found it difficult to think … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 8

We had a very fun day today.  First thing this morning, Nathan and I talked to Ryan and Jon via Skype.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t see them, just hear them, but Nathan was still excited to hear from them.  Sam didn’t … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 7

A couple things that I forgot to report in previous posts – 1)  On Thursday, Nathan was apparently stung on his palm by a bee on the playground at preschool.  The teacher said the he was worried that he was … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 6

Nathan seemed fine this morning.  Sam woke up calling for Mommy, but was perfectly happy to see me instead.  Nathan drew cookies for himself, Sam, and I, which the main character does in May I Please Have a Cookie, so … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 5

This morning Sam woke up calling “Auntie!  Auntie!  The piggie hi-ya my friend!”  With Nathan’s help, I ascertained that the friend that the piggie had hi-ya-ed was Zebra.  I can only assume that this was a dream that Sam was … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 4

This morning I gave Nathan and Sam extra hugs in response to an email directive from Ryan.  Nathan was clearly on board with the extra hugs and my suggestion that we needed to keep practicing our hugging so that we … Continue reading

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Solo Auntie duty – Day 3

I got the boys to school and daycare today with minimal problems.  I did get a little confused on the way to Sam’s daycare, so he, of course, kept piping up from the back seat, “What are you doing?”  He’ll … Continue reading

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