Now, on to the exciting stuff...Harrison finally had his first night away from Mommy and Daddy! Ella was 9 months before we left her over night and she was more than ready to be away from us. Harrison has been a mommy's boy from about 6 months old. He gets a bit upset when other people try to hold him, let alone babysit him. We decided to try and leave them overnight while we went to a buck and doe because it would be good practice for when we leave them in the summer for a wedding.
When we dropped the kids off at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Ella didn't miss a beat making herself at home with all the toys. Harrison cried - as we expected. From experience, I know the best thing to do is just leave. Lingering and trying to comfort him would only make it worse for me and the baby. So we left (after a lengthy list of instructions). Needless to say, we had a delicious dinner and great night out with family and friends followed by sleeping in (until 9am if you can call that sleeping in) and a yummy (but quiet) breakfast. I really enjoyed have a neat and tidy (and clean) house for the roughly 19 hours we were child-free.
When we went to pick up the kids, Harrison was, of course, playing happily with some toys. His crying lasted only about 1/2 an hour after we left and then he was fine! So, Harrison's first sleepover was a success. Unfortunately, my kitchen looked like this after the kids had been back home for a mere 10 minutes.
|You may be thinking, this isn't that bad. However, as I wrote we'd only been back a few minutes and all these toys were previously tucked away out of sight!|
Here's a lovely little look at Harrison's new hobby - grabbing the spoon while we're trying to feed him...
|Admiring his capture|
|Trying to look innocent|
Stay tuned for some exciting posts coming up in May!