I must say, I feel pretty blessed that both Tim and I have such great in-laws. For the first two and half weeks after Victor’s birth, we were lucky enough to have our parents come and stay with us to visit and help out. And help out they did!
My mom came the night I went into labour and was there to watch Calvin while I was still in the hospital and stayed for 10 or so days, making us lunches and suppers and cleaning and all that kind of stuff so I didn’t have to worry about it. My dad came when Victor was a week old and spent the couple days he was here doing odd jobs around our house.
(A friend pointed out that my dad and Calvin have the same hair-do. Love it!)
We had a couple days to ourselves as a little family before Tim’s parents arrived for their week with us. And it was much of the same. His mom helped cook and clean and his dad did stuff around the house.
Both sets of parents also had so much fun keeping Calvin occupied and happy. I don’t think he knew what to do with himself when everybody was gone!
I know that I think families who have their parents close by are lucky, but when it comes to these situations, I think those of us with out of town parents are the lucky ones. What local parent would volunteer to become a live-in cook, housekeeper and nanny all in one for a week?
We all appreciate everything the four of you did for us those first couple weeks. We are so blessed to call you our parents and our children’s grandparents, and happy we could open our home to you.
Thank you! And you are welcome to come back any time. Cleaning not necessary.