This post is dedicated to my mom, and to the memory of my maternal grandmother, "Mama" Prella.
My mom has been out visiting us for the last two weeks. The bad news is that - bless her heart - my mom's visit could not have come at a more stressful time in our lives. We could not have know when we planned her trip a month or so ago that both my husband and I would be going through a time of professional turmoil at our respective jobs, just as my mom was to arrive. To add to the stress, our twins just started the summer program at the school where they will attend kindergarten in the fall, and the transition from preschool has been more difficult for them than we anticipated. My poor little girls have been experiencing almost daily meltdowns, not sleeping through the night, crying at the drop of a hat... It's been a tough couple weeks for all of us.
The good news is that this is the longest visit my mom has been able to have with us in quite some time. And my kids have been loving it.