I'm lucky to have my mom (and my grandmother and in-laws) take care of my children when I'm at work. While I get dressed up and go to work in a nice building downtown, my mom and in-laws (on different days) come over to take care of my boys.
Although my mom is a full-time artist, she has put her career on the back-burner for my children. It is really awesome to see the relationship between my children and my mom - they are very close. My mom is a great grandmother, and most of all, she's hilarious. She always makes me laugh.
One of the highlights of having her babysit my boys is getting really detailed emails from her everyday.
Like how many times my boys have gone poo.
And the exact amount of food they've consumed. (Dimitry ate 4 spoonfuls of soup! Christos had 3 bites of his hamburger!)
And although she has a blast with my boys, I know she also really looks forward to me picking up my boys at the end of the day!
For your reading pleasure, here is a look at some of the emails my mom has sent me when she babysits:
Dimitry drank all his milk, and fell asleep at 1. Christos rested for 1/2 hour, drank his milk, went on the computer, had some apple and apple juice and just went to Home Depot with dad. The kids are great. We'll eat fish and mashed potatoes tonight.
See you soon!!!!!
Christos was painting and we're both covered in paint now. Dimitry fell asleep at 2:15 in his crib - I just left him there and only went in a couple of times and he fell asleep! He had fun at playgroup. Christos had a great day and is eating McDonald's now.
See you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Christos was outside shovelling for over 1/2 hour, jumping around in the snow. He had hot chocolate and macaroni and kima. He's great. Don't call for a while, Dimitry is sleeping.
See you soon!!!
Just back from Greek playgroup. Baby kept going up and down... his nose is stuffy, I think he is getting a new cold.
Christos had to poo at school but it was quick.
I am exhausted....
Put the humidifer on for Christos.
Get the address for Florida.
Thank S. for gift for Dimitry.
Look for new housekeeper for your house - this is important!
See you soon!!!!!!
The boys are a handful! Especially Dimitry... he wears everyone out! Christos is riding his bicycle inside. Dimitry sleeping since 1:15. It is now 2:00. See you soon.
Dimitry hit one cheek on the wall at playgroup and so one cheek is red. He had a blast at my moms house for almost 2 hours, running, playing, eating.
Christos is great, but this morning, after you left for work, he got upset because Dimitry took his gems and crystals and threw one on the floor, then Dimitry hit Christos and Christos hit him back and then Christos took off his pants and underwear and I finally got them dressed again but Christos was late for school. It was tough....
See you soon!!!!
And there you have it - am I lucky or what? Even when I'm not phyiscally with my children, I still know how much food they've had in a day, and how many times they've gone to the bathroom! My moms emails always put a smile on my face.