Another Bit of Crazy
Things have been so crazy the last week, that I forgot to mention another bit of crazy going on in our lives.
Last week, a family member started living with us for the next 2 months!
She is here for a mandatory work term as part of their university degree. She lives way too far away to commute everyday and finding such short term accommodations would be rather challenging. And as a student, paying for an extra apartment really isn’t an ideal option, assuming they could have found one. So, it only made sense for her to move in with us.
And of course, we would never say no, because we have the space and it’s the least we can do for a sibling who is just starting out in life.
So, this all means right now, we are all finding our groove and learning to live together.
I’m confident it will go well, because let’s be honest, 8 weeks isn’t long enough for things to go horrible and worst case scenario we’ll all just fake nice. But, honestly, I don’t think that will happen. I’m hoping once she’s comfortable she’ll feel more at home. I’m hoping having an extra set of hands will make the even rush a bit easier as we try to make dinner, get normal household stuff done and pay attention to Little MPB. I’m also hoping that she’ll help out with walking Doodle MPB a few times a week. And, I’m really hoping that this means we have a free babysitter at least a few times over the summer!
And more importantly then anything else, Little MPB loves her. He is absolutely loving the extra playmate. And, she’s absolutely fantastic with kids, and seems to love playing with Little MPB too. I don’t think he’s realized this visit isn’t a weekend visit, but that it’s a 2 month thing. I honestly suspect the biggest problem with this visit will be explaining to him in 2 months time that she’s leaving. I think he’ll be just heart broken. I truly hope that these next few weeks will provide them with a special bond that will last a lifetime.
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Oh my gosh!! I kinda love that you were so busy you forgot to mention this. Letting her stay there is really generous of you guys and I’m sure seeing little MPB with her will be so fun. I will say I’m coming off a month of nothing but guests and it wore me down so I have a lot of respect that you guys are so willing to share your space. I hope it goes well!
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I think that is so awesome! I hope everything goes well and little MPB enjoys his new playmate!
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