Thursday, July 28, 2011


Hi, I'm Lina, and I'm an overcommitter.

For the first time ever, I had a four-sit day.  It was only supposed to be a three; I can't say no.  But I absolutely love my families, and it wasn't that bad of a day (just long).  The twins and I went to visit Essie, Anne, and V, and the kids played together from the moment we arrived, no warm-up needed.  V and I got to relax some, too.  Then I went to Seth and Isabella, and had about half an hour of reading time during Seth's quiet time and Isabella's nap.  Seth and I played; he didn't annoy me.  Bug's mom had texted me asking if I was free for even just an hour, and I told her I could squeeze in 4:30-5:30.  I fed Andrew carrots, calmed Bug's meltdown, put Andrew down for a nap, played with Bug, and left to go help Kali's mom handle the three girls while her husband is out of town.

She and I basically talked for two and a half hours, while I held Kali and she got the girls dinner and baths.  For the first time, we talked openly about V and me.  She'd known; I'd just never mentioned it.  We had such a great talk: about babies, the gay, religion, families, names, miscarriages, health food...everything.  It was awesome to be able to talk to one of my moms for awhile.  I choose my families because we click, and so it's always sad that they're running out the door when I arrive (though I totally understand).

Plus, they're just all awesome people.  I texted Bug's mom from Seth's house, "I forgot lunch; could you make me a sandwich instead of paying me?"  She paid me anyway, of course, plus had the sandwich made when I got there, plus sent me on my way with some dinner.

I love my families to pieces.  I'm exhausted.  I'm off tomorrow!


  1. When J is around a year old, I'm going to have to find someone to watch him. Will you be available? (Not because you're available with time, per se, but because you're so committed and loving to your families!)


  2. Aw, thank you! It's so worth it - I can't imagine trying to stay detached in this job. Though I worry about the day they don't need me anymore...