So we leave tomorrow and NO I have yet to pack. I cant pack in advance like I used to because the girls pretty much use all their day-to-day stuff. I did pack their awesome new clothes (I swear they have more than me and my husband put together). My husband has yet to do the laundry as well. He will today. Yes- he is the one that does the laundry. We are equal opportunity employers.
Tonight I pack.
I am really looking forward to leaving. For the most part- it’s because I am SUPER family oriented, and I miss my family with a passion. I never grew up with my family. My parents moved here alone from Israel in the 70’s. That meant- no holidays with the grandparents, the aunt, uncles, cousins. And I have MANY. Think of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” with more cousins. Yes- more.
So to make up for this, we would go to Israel every summer when we were growing up. They were the best memories. It was always hot, and there were so many cousins to play with- and grandparents who would shower you with attention because they hardly ever saw you. We played outside all the time (very rare to play outside when you live in NY) and it was so carefree. As an adult I still feel the same way when I go there. When I am with my family I feel like I belong to a group. Like I belong somewhere.
And to make it even better- I LOVE my husband’s family as if they were my own (with the exception of his brother of course). So just spending time with them- and introducing our girls to them is going to be great.
So yes- today is packing day.
I am also looking forward to getting 2 weeks off of work. My brain is frazzled. Being a new mom to twins, while working full time is not an easy task. I just feel like I am in constant motion. When I finally rest my feet at the end of the day- it feels unnatural.
I have to look after my girls, my husband and my boss and my memory is NOT what it used to be at all. I feel like I am at my wits end having to care for everyone.
But you know what? I def feel happy. I don’t think I could have ever really said that before. But these girls have filled my heart up and bring joy into my world and I thank GD every day.
Anyway guys, I have a question:
Anything I need to pack with me for my trip for the girls? I don’t want to forget something.
BTW have any of you ever given your kids benadryl for the flight. Many of my friends do- to help their kids sleep through the flight.. but I think I would be too worried.
BTW- Here are pictures of Soleil trying out her rolling skills yesterday. Now that she knows how to do it- she is a roll over machine! she wont stop! I had to put the sleep positioner back in her crib- and she was NOT happy about it in the least. She cried for at least 30 minutes.
Here she is trying to roll over. Her sister is in the way, and this makes her frustrated- although she still tries to roll onto Neve: