I have always felt that Starbucks should offer discounted drinks to moms because their coffee is no longer an indulgence but a necessity. When my boys came home from the hospital it was all my husband and I could do to stay awake. The boys had a very deeply ingrained 3 hour schedule that required them to feed every 180 minutes. They would only sleep about 2 hours at a time. If they got off schedule and began feeding at different intervals then we would have one up basically at every moment rendering us tired, cranky and bleary-eyed.
Our favorite outings were to Costco because we could get everything we needed there and we appreciated the jumbo packs of diapers probably more than parents of a singleton do. On the way to Costco we passed our favorite Starbucks. Our orders began with Venti Vanilla nonfat latte that we would share and then grew to two Venti lattes. Quite honestly if they made it in pails or litres I would have ordered that in a heartbeat. These precious vessels of caffeine, milk and sugar were a lifeline.
Thankfully we live a 20 minutes drive from Starbucks or I fear we might have spent our entire savings on coffee.
Our other lifeline during those early months of “twininsanity” were our friends and family. People stopped by on their lunch breaks to hold a baby or came in the evening so we could make a healthy dinner.
The person who kept me sane through it all was my husband. On the day I went into labour (2 months early), he quit his job and has given up so much to be home with our boys. As Fathers Day draws closer, I am reminded how lucky my boys and I are to have him. However, I do sometimes chuckle about the differences between the way he cares for them and the way I do. Here are some photos to illustrated that…
|Playing Wii while holding one of the newborn twins|
|Passed out boys. Dad has his coke, his snacks and the remote nearby just in case he needs them!|
But in the end, my boys worship him. They call for Daddy more than Mommy and he isn’t the best housekeeper he is a wonderful Dad. Lucky boys, lucky me.
|Took this picture today. Sums up exactly how our boys love their Dad.|