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A Solid Support System

Thank goodness for wonderful neighbors. I use my phone's calendar for all of my scheduling, so when I check my phone and nothing is showing up on a particular day, I assume I am available. When I was booking my youngest daughter's doctor appointment, I hadn't yet entered my toddler's class schedule, so I double booked myself for this morning. Fortunately, I have a super neighbor who came to my rescue and agreed to pick my daughter up from class this morning while I was at the doctor with my youngest.

The 'pick up my child from school' favor wound up being a two hour babysitting gig because the doctors appointment went quite a bit longer than I anticipated, so I am extra thankful for my wonderful neighbor for coming to my rescue, and keeping my daughter entertained. When I finally got home, my toddler was so happy to see her sister, and had had so much fun at school and with the neighbor. She spent the afternoon pretending to be a cat, like the one next door, and telling me all about the fun she had.

My youngest, on the other hand, was having some routine blood work done, and was not impressed. After being poked and prodded at all morning, my little princess was happy to be home, playing with her big sister. My eldest saw the band aid from where the needle was, and asked about the 'boo-boo' before giving her baby sister a hug and a pat to feel better. Sharing is an ongoing issue in our house, but when all is said and done, the love these sisters have for each other is heart melting. 

I made some kale chips to have with dinner tonight, and let my daughters have a taste test. We wound up eating the entire batch before dinner, so I had to make some more. While I was washing the kale, my toddler was getting antsy and really wanted more. I kept asking her to wait until it was done, and that she would have some with dinner when it was all cooked. That apparently didn't fly with her, because she snuck an entire stalk of kale off the counter and started munching away. I can't say no to my toddler eating her greens, but I really was surprised she enjoyed it so much! Even I don't love raw kale on it's own...

I am now sitting here with my crispy kale chips, and a glass of mint water, thinking about how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many supportive people. Today, I had my supportive neighbor help me out when I was in a pinch, and I watched my toddler support her sister through a time of need, when she had a boo-boo, and I always get so much support from my husband even on days like today when he was dealing with a headache of his own, he still made an effort to talk with me and video chat with us at dinner. My husband will be coming home for the Thanksgiving weekend, so you most likely will not be hearing from me for a couple of days. We have plenty of fun activities planned, and I can't wait to enjoy our weekend together as a family. In the meantime, I am ready to settle myself down with a cup of tea, and take in a few moments of quiet while the girls sleep, to prepare myself for what I am sure will be a crazy, wonderful weekend ahead.



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