I have to remind myself almost by the minute that this is just a season of life that we are in. He will be home soon. I can not spend everyday wishing he was here, and missing magical moments with my precious girls...Though frustration, tiredness, loneliness... all of those things have tried to rob me of those moments this week.
|Maggie spent a good five minutes today running in circles while yelling "Fly! Fly! Fly! Gussy Boy did not approve. I think it made him nervous.|
|Fly! Fly! Fly!|
|Fly! Fly! Fly!|
I missed my good parenting cue and instead of putting them down for their naps, I let them run and play in the sun. I regretted it a bit later, but in that moment I was just happy that we were outside and that they were smiling.
Here are some other things I did this week to help us pass the time.
1. Monday morning we took Gussy Boy to get groomed. He and Maggie both cried when we had to leave him at the Pet's Mart desk. I love that she has such a sensitive spirit. I know exactly how she feels.
Doesn't he look handsome..
2. Tuesday morning we went to Cracker Barrel to eat pancakes for National Pancake Day.
By the time we finished eating it was just past breakfast time but still before lunch. I learned this is the perfect time to let your children play in Cracker Barrel. We probably stayed an extra 30 or 40 minutes just playing with the sample toys
Maggie makes the perfect cup of imaginary tea.
3. I wish I could remember what we did on Wednesday, but I have no recollection of that day.
4. Thursday, we attended CBS as usual but then had lunch out with friends.
5. Friday, we went to gymnastics and then went on a play date with friends. When we came home for lunch I noticed that the house felt very cold. After some investigating I decided that the heater was broken. That night to help us stay warm I pulled out the sofa bed in the living room and turned on movies for the girls. We had a sleep over. I don't think they fell asleep until 10pm (bad parenting move again. My life is cluttered with them) but we did stay warm and we did have fun which might makes a 10 o'clock bedtime okay...
|I believe she told me that she was searching for a creature that she dreamed about in this picture. I never learned what the creature was, but they searched for him in delight for quite a while.|
The little girls are tucked in bed now. Just about everyday this week Libby has said "I want my Daddy back,." Then I say "me too," and then Maggie in her little Maggie way says "me too!"
It pulls at my heart strings.
|They were making soup in this picture...Libby said it had blueberries and butternut squash in it. Many of her soups and stews contain blueberries and butternut squash...how very health conscious of her!|
They love him so.
So does their Mama.
He'll be back tomorrow...even if it is just for a hot second.
That's all for now.
Grace and Peace