And the baby is sleeping or being fed, the little ones . . .
climb on the window sills and try to pull down the blinds?
Pretty much stuff like that.
And also they watch a lot of Blue’s Clues.
And some Pingu.
And eat Halloween candy for breakfast . . .
And wear the tell-tale signs of it on their faces and shirts the rest of the day.
But look, they are clearly just fine without all of that interactive mother stuff:
I mean . . . kind of fine?
Sure they are. Besides, I did “school time” with Penny the other day.
And let Jesse play “kitchen” with the waffle maker and blender and popcorn popper and lots of other stuff . . . until he sliced his finger open on a blade associated with the blender.
And now that Ander Cakes (a name bestowed on him by Penny one day) is one month old:
I’m sure I’ll be doing a lot more of that! Well . . . a lot more of the school time and good stuff . . . hopefully a little less of the “letting them cut their fingers open with sharp blades” stuff. Hopefully.
P.S. You probably already all know this (assuming you’ve experienced it), but maybe one of the best things you can experience in this life is snuggling a newborn – fresh from the bath and covered in pink baby lotion – right up next to your face so you can kiss and smell their tiny downy-haired head. It’s pretty good with just the baby . . . but add the pink lotion and, well, kind of perfect.