She's wonderful with him, and it's really been nice for me to have some time to focus on work and get a lot done while my sister (and co-worker) has been on maternity leave/reduced hours.
But our sitter has been out of town for the last two weeks, and I've been trying to work from home. Ha! Seriously I'd be better off trying to work in a room full of monkeys (Remember that weird commercial from the Super Bowl a few years ago? No, just me.).
Clearly I haven't gotten much work done lately.
So I've been home with Andrew a lot more than usual and it's really been fun! He's so wild and full of energy and he talks so much. It's a lot different than when I was home all the time with him as a baby. We have full two-way conversations about crocodiles and great rescues, how he's "working really hard" and what we're going to have for dinner.
Our sitter will be back next week and while I'm looking forward to getting my piled-up work done, I'm a little sad to be leaving Andrew for two days (plus his MDO days) again. But let me tell you, working on my computer at the office is a whole lot less physically tiring than being home with Andrew all day long - especially on the days that Brian has class or meetings after work and I'm on solo duty for bath and bedtime.
Those long days really wear me out.
But look, I have art to hang up on my refrigerator!