just when it was starting to get fun

My kids amaze me. Caroline with her memory, her neverending stories, her zest for life and energy. Connor with his goober smiles, the squeals of just learning how to laugh laughter, the look of complete astonishment at every new thing presented to him. I don't want to say too much secondary to the say it outloud and it is no longer true phenomenon. Things are slowly, ever so slowly improving.

Our car ride to the beach this morning was full on Friday Cape traffic. As little as a week ago I would have fully panicked to find myself in stop and go traffic. Today my daughter woke her brother with the chorus to Hey, Soul Sister and instead of mortal dread I played it louder, we opened the windows, we sang along and the baby, well he smiled right along all the way to the merge at Derby Street. We still had a ways to go when the traffic finally broke and he ran out of patience. Panic was replaced by a pass it along game of amusements from Mommy's bag.  Adorable monkey toy from Mommy, to Caro, to Con. He was losing it a bit when we finally drove over the bridge to the beach, but we all had smiles on our faces.

Isn't it always the way. Just when things start to get easier, just when you get into a groove things completely change. We're counting down days until my stay at home mom stint ends and while I am sad that I will miss these silly little moments with my sweeties, I know that it will be ok. Caroline will thrive, Connor will adjust, the time we DO have together will be all the more important. I'm proud of what we've accomplished in these six months together; potty training, reflux management, manners, taking a bottle... but it was just starting to get fun.

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya! I am starting back to "work" August 18th, and I am very anxious! I know it will all work out, but I'm not looking forward to the adjustment. Good luck with all the changes going on in your life!

    Also, since you go to the beach a lot with little ones, do you have any pointers? We are going for 4 days in a few weeks.