Mama has a big helper. Her name is Irina. She comes for a few hours a week to help watch the girls and clean the house. We all adore her.
Irina has a little helper. Her name is Natasha. Natasha follows Irina all around the house yelling "EEEEE-ya!" and demanding to be held. In her less needy moments, she might help "I-ya" with the vacuuming.
Natasha also learns a lot from I-ya. She can now moo like a cow, yap like a little dog, and mew like a kitten. And she can scrub a mean floor.
That's a diaper insert around her neck. Don't worry, it was just out of the wash.