My two boys are out of town today with their grandparents. They left last night, so I've had an entire day with only my two little girls. I never realized how much my older boys entertain DD1 for me. It allows me to focus on the baby when I need to. I've always said that my transition from 1 to 2 was the hardest and I think that is why. Once you have two and they are older, they entertain each other when the new baby comes. But when there is only one there and they are still a toddler needing a lot of attention, it makes a lot of work for mom. I really miss my boys right now and can't wait until they get home. Not only are they a huge help, but I miss being able to have a real conversation with another person. Two word answers from a toddler don't count. Hats off to all of you moms of two, especially those with a toddler and baby. It's hard work!!!