a very welcome warm day

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Spring has been such a tease around these parts. Mother Nature just can't seem to make up her mind. Now, I know what you're thinking. "Aren't you the self-proclaimed biggest summer-hater there is?" I am. But, since becoming a mom, I have quickly learned that cold weather = a lot of staying indoors = two cooped kids. Being inside too long is not good for my two because they start getting annoyed with each other, and I'm left with the job of telling Pato to stop pulling his sister's hair and telling S that no, she is not the sole owner of ALL the blocks in our house. Oh, and if we stay inside all day, you can bet that S will tell me at least 1,326 times that she's hungry and wants, "...something ELSE to eat!"


So, when one day it decided to creep up into the 70's, I packed our lunches and off we went. Now that Pato is down to one nap a day, the morning is all ours. I LOVE it! We drop C off to work first thing in the morning, and we don't come home till lunchtime. Just the way we all like it. Sometimes I'll pack our lunch and we make it home just in time for naps. I try to wear them out, can you tell? That really warm day happened to occur the day after their new Saltwaters arrived. Something about their little feet finally feeling some sun made me feel like the cold cold days are almost over.


I swear that they really seem to get along better when we're out and about. S loves to lead little brother by the hand, although he does not always oblige. She is quickly turning into a mini-mom and telling him, "No, Pato! Don't make a mess on the floor!" She can be so very sweet to him, and often calls him "Little Mister." As in, "Hi, Little Mister! I so happy to see you!"


We ended the afternoon by visiting the sheep, as we always do. A new baby lamb was born not too long ago, and S absolutely loves visiting the mama sheep and her baby.

The other day I was in line behind two women who saw me with my two kids. I had told the lady in front that they were twelve months apart. The lady right in front of me said, with her back facing me, "Ugh! That's worse than having twins!" I felt defensive, and several unkind things raced through my head. Luckily, I was able to keep my cool, and just said, "Actually, it's great! I'd do it all over again." And it's true! C and I often talk about how crazy but amazing it was to have our two so close together. It works for us, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. I feel lucky that I just get to be a part of their little club from time to time.

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