Getting out of the house

When you’re home all day with two kids, it’s easy to feel like you’re losing your mind. To avoid that horrible stretch of time between 3:30 and YES! THANK GOD IT’S ALMOST 5:30 MATT IS COMING HOME, we’ve been taking lots of day trips. To the Aquarium in Norwalk, the beach in Westport, Yale campus in New Haven. Now that Maddie is getting bigger, she can ride in her car seat without complaining and it’s easier to go places. We all appreciate going on little adventures.

Don't feed the sharks.
Don't feed the sharks.

The second kid has it better than the first, in my opinion. Maddie gets to play with Nina all day long, the house is full of noise and laughs and big kid toys, and we parents have had time to practice and know what we’re doing. For a long time after Nina was born, we were sure she would be an only child. Doing it all once was hard enough. But as Nina grew up, everything got easier and having another one seemed like a good idea. And it is. Lately Nina has been showering Maddie with love and affection. Before bed the other night, Nina said, “Maddie is sweeter than any candy. I even love her more than watching movies.” Does it get any better than that?