Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

I've been making an effort to spend some serious one-on-one time with Luca. It's helped with the tantrums and the general frustration that he's been experiencing since before Matteo was born. I am realizing (duh) that with all of the extra people around in the last few weeks and the focus shifting from him to his brother - he's been feeling a bit alienated.

Kristin came to help on Tuesday and - instead of spending all of her time occupying Luca, she spent some time keeping Matteo company while Luca and I did a little holiday crafting together.

A friend of mine calls it "feeding the meter". Whatever you call it - we both had fun making Valentines Day cards for his classmates TOGETHER. Instead of trying to keep everyone happy at once and take care of two kids simultaneously - this was an hour or so of solely Mommy and Luca time. And it was very good for both of us.


StephLove said...

I'm glad you got some alone time. Happy Valentine's Day.

Willa said...

what a cute little artist!