They proceeded to ask me a ton of questions about parenting and how I interact with Nate as he's considered the youngest. I aced all the "positive" questions - in the last month, how many times have I read a book, hugged him, kissed him, told him I loved him... all 20+ times! I aced all of the negative questions (I won't list them as some of them were upsetting) except one.
Caller: "How would you rate the difficulty of the last year parenting Nate? Extremely Easy, Easy, Moderate, Hard, Extremely Hard?"
Laura: "Can I qualify this answer? Can I put a little star next to it? Extremely hard. But I am a first-time mom to twins. Can you write that on my form?"
Caller: Laughs and sound of typing in background. "Yes, I will note it was twins. Too bad there is not an extra category for that."
The questions made me think about what a good mom I really am. Instead of focusing on the things I don't get done, it made me think about how much love and time I give to Nate and Alex. Then when I was sorting November's pictures, I saw these and remembered I am also a pretty cool mom. Do you think it was Jon's idea to let the boys play with packing peanuts? As Alex would say, NO WAY!