Swinging Sisters. Mina loves to play Mama to Finn, it is funny too because she is like a strict Mommy.. Always correcting her, scolding her, or telling her what to do. But we will go with it for now, because it is something, and thankfully Finn doesn't fully get it yet. I can tell with each day she lets her in just a little more.
Mina is still struggling with sharing anything and everything, but has been much better with Finn, especially when we are out and about and not in "her space". Finn's adjustment is going well, she still has no words and barely even babbles, she is a bit behind with her motor skills too. I would say she is more on a 10-12 month old level, but picking up quickly. I am not for a second acting like we got it all together over here. I am trying to figure out the necessities of being a Mommy of 5. There is this wide eyed look people give you when you tell them you have 5 kids, I got the same look when I said 4 kids. I used to be a bit put off or better yet even feel a bit self-righteous by the look and following commentary about, "Oh, my goodness, how do you handle 5 kids", or "I could never do that." We always had a good thing going, and I could keep it all under control while looking cool as a cucumber and having dinner on the table at 6:30 when my husband walked through the door. Not happening right now! I have let all of the frivolous Mommy things go, big dinners 7 nights a week, and my floor could use some vacuuming and I think my bed is unmade. But the hardest part is feeling like I can not give each of my children the one on one attention they all want, need and deserve. So on top of feeling overwhelmed, I am feeling really guilty. The timing of coming home with a new baby, right at the beginning of summer, when all the kids are home hasn't helped our case. I so badly want to enjoy my wonderful children, and soak up all these amazing little moments. I don't know how to do that when I am just juggling all of the needs. I do know that it will all come.