Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall Ya'll!

This morning I awoke to the other side of the bed shifting under Colt's weight. He was getting up. The sun was up. I should get up.

Nahhhh. It's Sunday. I can sleep in.

(I pull my extra pillow over my ears and head-- I'm still not used to the pixie cut!)

I hear Colt release the monster. His feet pat around the corner and I know he's about to plunge into mommy and daddy's bed.

He climbs up, using our coverlet quilt as a ladder. He leans over me (I secretly hope that the cover and pillow are hiding me).

Shake once.

Shake twice.

"Mama!" Wyatt shouts.

Shake, shake shake.

He leans over me, I peak one eye open.

"Hey you!" he says, and then my first day of fall began.

Happy First Day of Fall, Ya'll!

I know it's been a while, but I have been truly blessed to have a wonderful job at a wonderful early learning center and the most wonderful little family in the world.


Monday, April 29, 2013

It's off to work I go...

{I wanted to name this post, “Heigh, ho, heigh, ho..” But I was afraid that people would get the wrong idea. I am talking about Disney’s Snow White, thank you very much.}

I think it’s common knowledge that when I went back to work after having Wyatt, my heart did not accompany me. Sure, I did my absolute best. I worked part-time, co-teaching with a wonderful friend and colleague. But in those rare quiet moments in the middle of the day, my heart would ache to be home with Wyatt. So at the end of the year, I talked to my co-teacher, then to my principal, about resigning.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's hard to be just the mom.

When he learns to read, he will read his father a book. When he learns to ride his bicycle for the first time, it will be his dad running alongside him. When he learns to work on an engine, or drive his first car, it will be his dad he brags to about the size of the engine. When good things happen to him, he’ll run to his dad. When he achieves great things, it will be Dad he calls.

Dads get all the glory. All the successes.

And this week, it felt like all the love as well.