Day 4 – Month 4
By the time mid August rolled around, I was getting the call to go back to work. Parker had just moved the shop to a larger location (across the parking lot) and we were both pretty busy. I was sad. I didn’t want to go back and leave my summer of fun with my kiddos. I was lucky to go back part time so that I was able to enjoy time during the week with the kids. I knew before Benny was born what it was like to work 40+ hour weeks with Darcy and decided it wasn’t what I wanted. Parker and I looked over the finances and knew it was going to be tight, but that we would manage. I didn’t want to miss a minute of Benny growing up. Looking back, I’m so glad that this was the decision that we made.
Darcy had started to enjoy being an older sister around this time because she could get reactions from Benny. She was the constant performer and he was her audience. We started to notice him studying us intently. You could see the wheels turning in his little mind. He was still the super laid back easy baby and was an awesome sleeper, but a terrible napper. Sandy and I called him the 42 minute man. He would wake up as soon as you started to get into a task or project. It was no fun!