It is so great to have oldest daughter and her Gremlin here. I got to see a couple of firsts. Gremlin getting up to her knees, and then pulling herself up to stand against the ottoman. I bet myself that I could make her run, but then decided better of it.
Mother and child slept here last night, tonight she is going to watch TV with me, then go join the Gremlin and sleep with my parents. Daughter has guts...neither of my parents has decent balance, nor are aerodynamically sound. If they reach down into the porta-crib to comfort a crying baby, they could topple like a sun-struck troll, and mash her into enchilada sauce.
It has been nice to have some alone time, I guess. But I am more than ready for chatty wife and noisy kids time. I just had this terrible image of the brother in law and a couple of his big friends showing up in a moving truck, with a list from her of what she wants, and a note to me saying she just can't take it anymore.
And I wouldn't blame her a bit.