But there finally feels like enough time to do something.
Greystoke is absolutely hilarious these days. My sweet, compliant, happy baby and toddler is a full on threenager, just a little early. He wants control, control, control. He screams at me to do something one way and the minute I do, he screams that he wanted it done the other way. Every now and then it frustrates me....but 3 kids in, I have seen it before, I appreciate and relish and revel in the process of his growing up, his growing wings.
"Ezra, put your socks on." "No YOU put your socks on!" He does not think it is funny when I start to laugh.
He is Daddy's boy right now, his little shadow. I love to watch my husband with his three sons. It has been such an experience watching him grow as a father every year, and with every child. I am so thankful for his patience and understanding. And for the times he comes home to utter insanity, and instantly has to bail me out by being the bad guy, which his least favorite role in the world. But he does it for me, and for his kids.
Not that I haven't loved my bald little babies. I always thought it must be a pain to wash the spit up out of all that hair. And there is also something special about nestling your head up against a sticky bald, still smelling like heaven head.
It was really amazing, and way too fast. I was glad we decided not to go anywhere. It was so relaxing to sleep in, in our own beds. We didn't have a long drive, didn't have to pay for a hotel, or pack and unpack. We spent a little bit of time catching up on house work and odd jobs, and it is crazy how that feels like vacation when you are not also herding small children.
We went to the movies, out to dinner, slept in, and took naps. We exercised together, and spent Valentine's Day giving each other massages, which is way better than anything you can get at the spa.
There is nothing quite like time stretching before you, and no demands upon you for a little while.
I am so glad to have been married to this man for almost 10 years now. He is my best friend and the love of my life.
|During our staycation, one day JT went swimming and I was too tired to go, so I took a long quiet walk by myself on the beach. Heaven.|
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter.”
― D.L. Moody
Well I have run out of pictures, and out of time.
Aquaman has graciously been letting Greystoke destroy his lego creations so that I could have a few minutes to get this done. Every 5 minutes, Greystoke says something like "Aquaman, because you are my best friend forever" (he randomly inserts the word because into almost all of his sentences).
I better get off the computer so that Aquaman can start his homework.