24 Hours has a story about burnt out supermoms. I don’t have any first hand experience although i know my sister is a super mom. both she and her husband work and manage 3 kids that are 5 and under. we have a great support system within my family but it still amazes me – and the children are so great.
i haven’t had much time to spend with john’s family and the kids on that side – he has 4 nephews and 2 nieces that are all under 12. it will be nice when we can travel again and spend time with his family which he’s been away from for months now. over the holidays all the kids broke into a charming rendition of Oh Canada! via iChat. well, it was to the tune of Oh Canada but it was more like ‘Oh Canada, you stole our Uncle John…’ very sweet and amusing *ahem* hehe. i know it wasn’t easy when i was living in boston – at the time my niece was 3 and my sister had just had her second child. i missed birthdays, family get togethers, holidays etc. one thing is for sure, they’re always going to be your family – and they can always come visit (just give us time to get a guest room setup… and to get a guest room) :p