Other aspects of our life have been completely turned upside down though. We aren't getting out of the house for our usual marathon errand sessions. In fact, we typically only venture as far as Target or Wegmans if I'm flying solo with the kids. That means I'm shopping & eating out less though & Ella is perfectly content to spend time at home in our backyard.
That doesn't mean she's content to share me though... we have plenty of meltdowns when I'm feeding Olivia & can't immediately get up to play or get her something! In fact, the other day Ella had an accident in her pull up (I'm talking #2) and when I asked her why, she informed me, and I quote - "I'm upset with you, so I pooped." My jaw fell to the floor! She's also the queen of the guilt trip with statements like, "You only play with Livvy & not me." At first it broke my heart, but I'm slightly more rational now & realize that while that may be her reality, it isn't actual reality. I am doing my best to devote 1 on 1 time with Ella every day & know that she'll adjust to our new normal with time.
Overall, it's hard, but we're loving it. Here's to three more weeks at home with my little loves & enjoying the rest of summer!