There is one moment that I look forward to each and every day. It’s a moment that makes my mama heart full. A moment where I say to myself, “this is what it’s all about.”
This moment happens around 3:15 each afternoon. It’s the time L is just about to wake up from his afternoon nap. Big sister always grabs the monitor the moment she starts to hear him stir. She patiently watches it, waiting for him to sit up.
As soon as his head pops up, she asks if she can go upstairs to get him up. The answer is always yes. Always. Not only is this my favorite moment of the day, it’s also hers and based off the smile on his face it’s her brothers as well.
They talk, play peek a boo, dance, scream and laugh. The best part of it all is I get to sit back and watch it all. Being able to watch from the monitor allows AG to feel like the BIG SISTER. Getting him “up” is her job. A job she wants to do alone. A job she takes pretty serious.
When she first started doing this, I would stand outside the door, just listening. I wished I could see his face and even tried to peek in a few times. Each time I would hear “MOOOOOOMMMM!! I’M getting him up!” Thats when I thought of keeping the monitor on to be able to witness the love and be a fly on the wall.
Thanks to a good quality monitor, I get to witness the love between the two little ones that have my heart. The love between two siblings that continues to grow everyday. The love that I know will last a lifetime.
It’s moments like these that parenting is all about. Moments like these that make all of the tears, tantrums, sleepless nights and spilled milk worth it. So very worth it.
Now let me tell you about the monitor that made this moment possible to witness. It’s the VTech VM343 Baby Monitor. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know we’re a VTech family. Their toys are everywhere in our house, now their monitor is added to the list of favorites. One of the things that is a must with a monitor and two kids is the ability to switch between two cameras. The VTech VM343 Baby Monitor can expand up to four cameras. You can see your littles with multiple viewing options, including single view (one camera only), split-screen viewing (all paired cameras at once) and patrol mode (single view that transitions to a different camera every seven seconds). Patrol mode is what we use every night. When the kids go to bed, we’re able to keep an eye on both all night long with just one monitor. AG also loved to do stamps or read in her room for quiet time while L naps. I also use the monitor during those times to be able to keep an eye on both of them but also get some of my work done at the same time. Hubs and I are even able to take the monitor outside after the kids go to bed when we visit with our neighbors thanks to 1,000 feet of range. Out of three previous monitor’s we’ve owned, this is the farthest a monitor has ever reached. I honestly can’t say enough about this monitor. After three years of experience, it’s the best we’ve used.
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