Though design fever has set in I had one obligation to fulfill before I gave the fever my full attention (I did go and get the book that Veronique suggested). I mentioned joining Mommycoddle’s Miniswap and I then didn’t talk about it again. Missy is still talking about going to Paris and I asked Molly if she could partner us with someone from there if they joined and if not Paris then someone outside of the US. We were matched with Kathryn and her son Jack. Now for some reason I was expecting to be partnered with someone with a daughter, perhaps because Missy was participating in the swap. I hadn’t given as much thought to what to make for a boy as I had done for girls. This was great practice for making things for my own sons so I am very happy that we were partnered with little Jack. Missy has really gotten into the idea of making things to give away to him and that was what I wanted her to learn the most. She does keep saying that she wants to make things for his sister despite the fact that I have said over and over that he doesn’t have a sister as far as I know. Then she told me that his mom should be pregnant so that he can have a sister. I tried to think of the best way to explain that you can’t tell other people that they should be pregnant but I got a headache trying to come up with something age appropriate.
I am very happy with what we made so far. I wanted to really give this my full attention because we are mailing our stuff out late due to the madness that is my life right now. The wonder twins are doing great and we are hoping that the doctors will feel comfortable enough to give us an approximate date for when they can come home soon. My mom has come over a couple times so far to give my apartment a once over. My mom must have been born with extra genes that make her great at cleaning and organizing. She really enjoys it and she is very good at it. I keep threatening to make her some business cards and flyer’s to start her own business. While cleaning I came across some pictures of Missy. These were from as early as her first week of life to a few months ago. I was surprised at how much she looks like the twins in the pictures. I had many weepy mommy moments that I won’t get into. It’s true that kids really do grow up fast. Pics of the swap goodies soon.