We just hired a nanny (heretofore “V”) for 11.5 hours a week. Just like that our schedules became manageable and our bank account a little bit lighter.
Darwin woke up about 5 minutes before V got here, and was her usual quiet self. For about five minutes. She was so comfortable that she started talking all about our animals and her mamas and her sister. It was great. And V managed to slip into the conversation that she has a gay brother who his married with a little girl.
The level of stress in our household just plummeted for mamas. Hopefully this will also be a fun development for the girls!