So I have been with the kids, without parents, for a little over a week now and so far I think things are going really well. A friend of mine came to stay with me to help me out though so it's been really nice. Actually my friend that's staying with me is American. And get this, she's in my stake back home. We lived in the same stake in Utah for three years and it took us both moving to the same stake in Germany to meet. How cool is that? Any way, it's been nice to have someone else around to help me with the kids and it's even better that she's American. I know that I should be trying to learn more German but it's just nice to speak English some times. And really we've got a pretty good handle on Denglisch (dang-lish) so it works pretty well.
I hate to say it but the girls are much more relaxed when their mom isn't here. It makes life so much better...except now I'm the one that has to clean and cook and settle all the arguments and do all the shopping. I'm only 20! I'm not ready to have a 10 year old and a 7 year old to take care of. Hopefully being on vacation for two weeks will help her to relax and calm down so that she isn't so high strung when she gets back. *knock on wood* Kids are so much more pleasant when they're under little stress. So nice. The older one has been throwing fewer tantrums, I don't think there have been any actually. Well maybe one but it was weak sauce compared to her normal.
All in all things are going very well. Only one more week until the parental figures come back. I'm excited. Maybe I'll take a short, well deserved vacation.