Relatedly, the purpose of the training I was attending was to become certified to interpret the results of one of the personality assessments we administer to our new hires at work. As a bonus, I got to re-take the assessment myself and see a very in-depth profile explaining my results. Some of them were mildly concerning (and I quote, "she may personalize discussion and dissent, so that her hostility is directed away from the issue and toward those who disagree with her.") while others were amusing, if not completely obvious, especially to all of you ("She is probably very comfortable revealing personal information to a wide range of people.")
Nonetheless, it was an interesting exercise and probably some much-needed time for introspection, even if it did leave me feeling like a high-strung, over-sharing mess :)
As expected, Brian handled solo twin duty like a champ, and was kind enough to FaceTime me for bedtime, bath time, and wake-ups. The twins honestly didn't seem to notice I was gone, and while they were happy to see me on FaceTime, I think they could have gone the entire 3 days without seeing my face and been just fine. Nice to know you're dispensable, right?
Chatting after dinner one evening
Here's the only picture I took while in Chicago… this was during my 3-hour wait at the airport before my flight home on Friday. Don't I look excited?
I didn't get home until 11 pm on Friday and was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Olivers had decided to come in town early and were waiting for me when I got home (and by waiting, I mean dancing in the driveway when I pulled in, because what else would they be doing?). They had some last minute items to tend to before the big move (just a few weeks away!!!!!!!!!!), so we got to enjoy some more quality time together while they were here.
I entertained Davis on Saturday while the twins slept and Allison, Wade, and Avery met the painters at the new house. (Also, you should know that I actually got turned around (which is a nice way of saying I GOT LOST) during the .7-mile drive home from their new house. I'm really awesome with directions, if you didn't know.)
Our friend, Michael, turned 3 on Saturday afternoon and the twins had a great time at his party, which was actually held at the church where Davis will be going to preschool. Indoor playscape + fish tanks everywhere = we will be going back for sure!
And my favorite (courtesy of Allison)…
The Olivers hit the road yesterday and we spent the rest of the day doing the usual - recovering from the weekend and preparing for the week ahead. I am also happy to report that Colby actually napped! We put them down around 11:45 am, which seemed to be early enough to where they weren't over-tired, but late enough to where they don't need another nap before bed. They were, however, both pretty sleepy by around 6 pm. We obliged with another 6:30 pm bedtime… such selfless parents, aren't we?
Can you tell someone was already getting a little tired?
Looking forward to a low-key week and no traveling!