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She’s Right, You Know

It was 4:30 p.m..  I was sinking into the cushions of our family room chair.  Saoirse was perched on the ottoman in front of me, Quinn lay curled against my potruding belly like a yin around a yang.  I was supposed to be putting laundry away, or starting prep for dinner, or finishing paying the stack of bills that had arrived while we were away.  But I’d hit the wall.  Quinn had just gotten up from a late nap, and frankly, I just wanted to sit for a little while.  You understand, don’t you?  Even when you don’t have a growing baby doing jumping jacks and burpees inside your uterus all day (ALL. DAY.), sometimes you just need to sit.  There is no true break in the day anymore–Saoirse used to be a much more independent child when she was our only child.  That, and she napped.  Oh, how she napped.  Now I get her to watch a DVD during an hour after lunch (David just asked me yesterday, “Does she watch TV every day?”  Yes, David.  Yes.  That rule got broken the instant she said “Mom…