This week, my sister Kelli took time out from her extremely busy schedule to come stay with the kids, providing Todd and I with two nights of rest and relaxation. It was the first time we'd been away together, without the children, in almost nine years.
She got the supplements in. She got a very ramped up Riley into school on Monday(no small feat). She packed lunches. She did dinner, "I'm sorry Aunt Kelli, I don't want to hurt your feelings but I don't like this food you cooked," squeaked Riley.
Despite the rejection of her "cooking" (same chicken nuggets, broccoli, and fries I always feed them) Kelli was taken by the overall sweetness of my kiddos.
Did I mention she was up all night two nights in a row due to the newly spayed kitten who is sequestered in my office and not afraid to meow about it? Ooopsey. Oh yeah, she also did the litter boxes and even took out the garbage!
We were able to share a couple of days with her before and after our trip, and it was so good to have her here, seeing our neighborhood, eating dinner with us, witnessing our lives. She even went to chorus with me on Sunday!
Right now, she's asleep in Seth's bed, Seth is asleep on an air mattress in Riley's room, Riley is asleep in her bed, HT is asleep on the king size, the cats are asleep somewhere in this house, and I am awake, at 5AM, typing away, appreciating my sister.
Thank you Kelli.