my brother is here from california.
today we took the girls to mars cafe and the science center. we had a lot of fun.
by the time we got home, the girls were wild and cranky and we were all sleepy.
i was trying to keep them entertained and behaved while switching loads of laundry and whipping up a quick dinner before mr.a came home from work. in other words--it was chaotic.
i got the girls fed and scurried them downstairs for a little "play away" time.
after they were out of sight (obviously not out of mind) i took a deep breath.
or maybe seven.
all the while, my brother was in the room, doing some work on his laptop and i was aware of the fact that we were likely a huge distraction.
i went into the other room to put the laundry away when my brother called in,
(he's the only one who calls me beth. you're not allowed to.)
you're a good mom."
and that was the best thing that happened to me today.