* First off, a note. I owe about a million (okay, maybe about 10) emails to friends. Honestly, I haven't forgotten. Who knew a little tiny girl could take up so much time, and energy!? This weekend, for sure!
Jeff just returned today after being gone four days (work related trip). It was my first time 100% on my own with Miss Emi. Honestly, I am not sure who was happier to see him, me or Emi! She squealed with delight when she saw him walking towards us in the airport.
At least I hope that was her.
I think we did okay, us gals (and Max). The house is pretty much in shambles, but then it usually is. A housekeeper I will never be, but there are always plenty of hugs and kisses to be had. When she's in school I will clean my house, right now I will enjoy her and allow her the time to enjoy us. I don't want her 'stashed' in a playpen so Mama can clean all the time. Now, that said, we have ordered an early birthday present. It is a gift from Papa and Mimi (my folks) that we hope Emi will enjoy but that Mama can't wait to get her hands on. I am calling it the 'Gated Community'. Jeff calls it 'Baby Prison' and my folks are calling it 'The Cage'. Poor kid! *I* think she will like it, and Miss Emi and I are just going to ignore all those nay-sayers! We also ordered a set of extensions so that it will feel big and she can have lots to do in there (and have room for a visitor ... NOT Max).
We are hoping that she will like it so that she will be safe from Max, and that Max will be safe from her. They still cannot get enough of each other ... and Emi still insists on pulling his fur. He has been so good about it and we have been vigilant about watching them - her hands in ours so she can't pull - but it is still a worry. The idea is, is that while she is in it I could actually do the dishes (gasp!) before 9pm at night. Or even, whoa, toss in a load of laundry or sweep/mop the kitchen floor. Not sure I would feel comfortable running the vacuum, but I should be able to get some things done ... all while she is playing and can see me. Now, if it will work!
Only time will tell.