This is officially my last week as a stay-at-home-mom. On Monday, I'm going back to my old job at America's Family Coaches for 3 days a week, 5 hr. days to get us over the financial slump. They were flexible with the days and hours I was able to work so it'll fit in perfectly with my available childcare. Jon will have the boys on Mondays, with occasional help from his brother Aaron and wife, Bria. Tuesdays, my mom will have them and Fridays, Judie will have them. Plus, I'll only miss one of Dawson's feedings so it shouldn't be too difficult. And it'll be nice to reconnect with all my friends who still work there.
Much to Jon's chagrin, Bennett had his first Starbucks yesterday. My good friend, Manda, came over with her kids (Madeline and E-lion, as Bennett referred to them later!) to hang out and treated us to chai and hot chocolate, respectively. Jon is against Starbucks on so many levels so I'm sure he was hiding his horror, seeing his son with that cup. (Totally kidding, Manda. I don't think he cares, as long as I'm not paying for it :) I saw Bennett take his first sip and about 15 seconds later, he handed his cup to Jon and said, "here, Dad." I thought, oh great, he's not going to drink it and it'll go to waste. But no, he'd drained the whole cup!
Had to share Bennett's hilarious meltdown I caught on camera.