Wednesday! I get to see the kids today!
1/2 day of work. I banged out a lot of things – getting meetings organized, reaching out for “testimonials” to help bolster some sales materials, planning meetings for next week. I worked from home so also got the wash done, got the trash bins organized, and did some general straightening up for my guests who flew in today – my dad and his wife – aka Pop-Pop and Emmy!
After work I hit the road and stopped at Home Depot to return some things. $75 back in my pocket! Yeah! Also picked up some things at the old house and dropped off some borrowed things at a neighbor’s house. Then picked up the kids!
- Attended a “sea” puppet and dance show with Big Bro and Red. Both were excited to see me. Red sat on my lap. Big Bro wanted to fill me in on all the funny things that I missed during the first half of the show. They both were really enjoying themselves. I was happy to be there with them and stayed with them until the show was over. We were in no rush.
- Picked up Twin Crazy and Twin Husky next. Twin Husky’s first words to me were “Me missed you Mommy”. OMG my heart melted and I could not stop hugging them and making a HUGE fuss over seeing them. They were excited to come with me and knew that Pop-Pop and Emmy were coming today. We all talked about that on the way home.
- New plates arrived for the kids – helping with portions of fruits/veggies, breads/grains, and meats. They ate like crazy tonight and really got into their new plates.
- There was bonding time with the still-nameless guinnea pig.
- We picked weeds while waiting for Pop-Pop and Emmy. We filled up a wheelbarrel and then fed the chickens.
- The kids were pysched to great our visitors and show them their rooms. Everyone was acting very silly and then it was time for bed. Kids were great.
- Tonight Red asked me if I loved everyone in the family. I said yes that I loved Nana, Pop-pop, Emmy, ….. She said “Noooooo” and seemed frustrated. She meant co-parent. I told her that was a difficult question and explained to her that there are different kinds of “love”. How the love she has for her blanket is different than that for her friends at school than that for her guinnea pig and that for Mommy or Daddy. I said it was the same for me. I love chocolate ice-cream, but the way I love each of the kids is different. It FEELS different to me. Like her different kinds of love must feel different to her. There are different kinds of love. I did not answer her question head on since that would be un-nessessary. But I did want to hear her. I did want to answser her someway. She is trying to understand and I am just grateful that she feels comfortable enough to ask me those kinds of questions. I want to keep them talking. Keep them questioning. Keep them engaged.
I’m so glad that my family is here. I’m so glad that this house is full. Full in many different ways. Just like there’s different kinds of love.
Til tomorrow -
- Mama K