Now that I’m working full time hours out of the house, I have this overwhelming desire to hold on to every moment I get with the little ladies.
The little ladies don’t always feel the same way.
Anyway, smothering aside… I find that when I am with the girls – I really notice everything about them.
For example, Lauren’s brand new top teeth are the first things I see whenever she smiles or opens her mouth.
Anna’s new little haircut comes into the room first when she gets up in the morning.
And Anna’s latest gems are always top of mind. For example, here’s an excerpt from one of our most recent conversations:
Me: Do you want to watch Max & Ruby or Bubble Guppies?
Me: Anna? Max & Ruby or Bubble Guppies?
Anna: I’m THINKING, Mommy!
Or, when I came home on Valentine’s Day the other night, Anna wished me a “Happy Valentine’s Daddy”. And she told me she loved Valentine’s because it meant she got to paint and wear a smock at school. (Yet, she refuses to wear her smock at home. Naturally.)
On a side note, Andrew and I seemed to be the ONLY parents who sent their kid to daycare without Valentine’s Day cards for everyone. And I forgot to get the daycare teachers a Christmas present. I am REALLY awesome at this Mom thing.
I also overheard Anna saying “Oh come on, guys!” in a very exaggerated tone (to nobody in particular) and my Mom found her “disciplining” her little sister: “I’ve had enough of this, Lauren!”
Again – I am the best Mom in the universe! Wee!
Thankfully, Lauren can’t talk yet. But if she could, I feel like she would only utter things about how interesting she finds me.
Ma, tell me that story again... That one about that grande latte you ordered one time, but it was too much for you, so you couldn't finish it? Yeah... that one. The story that had no point to it.