“Wow,” I said to Hetal when we had a chance to talk to each other with all the feedings and diaper changes. “This is a lot of work!”
But I made sure that Hetal knew that I didn’t expect her to quit her job or anything.
With her mom around to do free child care, there wasn’t any reason for either of us to stop working.
Hetal really did step up to the plate, though.
I guess actually being pregnant and giving birth was what she needed to really accept being a mother.
And not a moment too soon, because we sure had a lot of kids all of a sudden
Jin was still really into her job as nanny. In fact, sometimes I think she resented it when Hetal and I tried to care for our own kids.
She also almost single-handedly keep the house clean. She certainly earned her keep.
Three kids was a lot, and they pretty much never let her sleep. I’m sure glad Hetal and I weren’t the ones with three screaming kids in our room.
Hetal seemed to appreciate having Jin around the most.
Though sometimes she’d get this strange look on her face, and i could only imagine what she was thinking.
The holidays were coming! We made some time to decorate the house. I just love sparkling lights.
Zoe Durwood stopped by to talk about the snow. She’s really more Jin’s kind of person.
Dinah was looking pretty smug these days. She must have been eating a lot too because she was gaining weight so fast!
Jin was really starting to crack. One day, she got a call from Jules MacDuff, asking her out on a date.
I can’t remember when she last had a day off, so we hired a babysitter, and off she went.
The babysitter was kind of a moron.
I don’t know what she was doing while Hetal and I were at work, but we came home to a bunch of screaming hungry kids with putrid diapers.
I’m going to report her to the babysitting service.
Jules invited Jin out to the graveyard for a hot date.
Then he stood her up!
That guy is such a jerk. I can’t see what either of the Anjali women ever saw in him.
I got to put out another fire!
It was a nice toasty one for such a cold day.
Hetal got promoted at work!
She finally got a work uniform and stopped having to go to the courthouse in her graduation robes.
Jin spent the night in the graveyard. Apparently she was too embarrassed to come home and tell us Jules stood her up.
When Jin finally came home, Dinah started yowling outside! We all ran out to see what was the matter.
And we saw a little head peeking out of the snow!
Dinah headed inside and left her bundle of joy for us to deal with.
I dug him out of the snow. What an amazing little guy!
Meet Peanut Wonderland. Isn’t he the cutest little kitty you ever saw? Well, except for his parents of course.
I don’t know if it was Jules being such a douche or all that nonstop child care, but Jin was starting to act a bit wrong in the head.
We moved her bed to the garage.
Finally she could get some sleep
I certainly hope that helps.
So much for Jin’s much-needed day off. At least she got rid of her Stir Crazy moodlet.
Jin spent most of the day napping on park benches and returned home about as exhausted as she was when she left. Now, I supposed concrete park benches in the snow are not terribly good places to get rest, but I am displeased by how little rest you get from naps to begin with. I may mod this.
The babysitter did glitch or something, and she just stood there for three hours while all the kids screamed in their cribs. I sent Allison home from work early to get rescue them. ARGH.
And I couldn’t be happier with Peanut! What a great combination of his parents. I can’t wait to see him grow up.