Seriously, could he be any cuter? I cannot handle it.
Yesterday was a horrible day, anything and everything went wrong. Went to a birthday party for one of Landon's friends, got lost. Really lost. 45 minutes of lost, lost. Bad times. Landon's crying in the back, even when I find the place (indoor playroom), I couldn't find parking. Then after I pulled every last hair out of my head and got inside, realized I forgot the birthday gift. I had gone to such trouble making sure I had it together and perfect and forgot it. Did I mention I had to pee so bad in the car when I was LOST I almost gave myself a bladder infection?
Then tonight, I was giving him a bath and he was having a ball, saying his new word "DUCK!". He was so cute. I mean I could just kiss him all day long! Then later in the evening in his room he kept trying to tackle, I mean HUG the cat. I was smiling watching how patient the cat was and how cute Landon was trying to snuggle! The best part of the evening though, was brushing his teeth. We have just recently started this and Hubby usually has to brush his teeth at the same time for inspiration. Tonight Hubby was out shooting with friends, so I was on brushing teeth detail. He had so much fun brushing his teeth he wanted to do it over and over! He was making the funniest face thinking about the feeling of me brushing his teeth. I laughed my head off.
Isn't this the Yin and Tang of it all? Motherhood is not at all what I expected. I didn't know hard it would be. I didn't know how wonderful it would be. I didn't know how little time I would have for myself. I didn't know how much time I'd want to spend with him. Wow.
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!