Somehow, I am the "lovey" for Micah, Sofia and David. Sam has his Blankie.
At night, I am sandwiched between my two little wanderers, and David props up Sofia on the other side. Micah usually has a death-grip on my waist. Sofia grabs my arm, and David holds my hand.
While the claustrophobic in me is silently screaming, the mommy/wife in me loves it. But I worry about them. G-d forbid something happens, what would the effect be on them? How will Micah make it as an adult if he cannot detach from me? How does David hold his brain together when I'm not there for him?
It's a lot of pressure!
Anyway, on a lighter note, I had a nice run-in with the mom of an adult with DS yesterday. We were all at the hair salon, and I got up the nerve to ask her how old her son was (he was waiting for her). I immediately pulled out a picture of Miss Sofia, and we had a nice chat. I thanked her for doing so much of the work in her time, to make Sofia's life so much easier.
Tonight D&E will come for Shabbos dinner. I don't know if we are going to shul tomorrow - I might just send the three boys, because there's no babysitting again. And at night I'm going to a dinner for my friend L who is getting married again next week (they had their civil ceremony a year ago, now they are having the Jewish ceremony, because she finally got her get ).
My babysitter is off to Jamaica for the week, and David leaves Sunday for Mexico. I wonder how the kids will behave...