We were so happy to be back in church and that lasted just one service. We were back at home again. The thing about it is the kids are supposed to be practicing for the church Christmas play and they haven't been able to. So, tonight they'll finally get to practice at church. Caleb will have to stay on my lap in church though because he's not cleared to go into nursery yet. Then again, it's extremely hard to hold a baby in church because babies are always in the nursery until 3 years old. The kids that are sitting in church are well trained to be quiet and stay sitting in their seat. Often when I bring Caleb I have to get up and just stand in another room so we're not a distraction. Then I figure since I can't hear anything we should just stay home. I don't know.
|Ashley and I waiting in Urgent care|
You know, through all that and having to sit in waiting rooms for each kid, I realized that we had such good times talking and cuddling. Just being alone with each one. Often we take kids separately on errands and appointments. It usually follows with a treat. Oprah (this is the only time I'll ever quote her) said that moms often feel they don't spend enough alone time with each one. We forget though that every time we change a diaper, often we're talking and playing with them. Giving them kisses. Whether it's to show them how to tie their shoes, potty on the toilet, reading them a book, going on an errand, those all count. It's so true.
I found this video about how a mother's touch saved her baby's life. It's so amazing I wanted to share it with you.