Monday was a little sad today. My family drove back home to Massachusetts, leaving my house fairly quiet, except for Moosies asking, “Is Anna coming back? Can I see Auntie Anna? I want to see her, okay?” And Cboy kept saying, “I miss Lizzy” at random times all day.
Me, I miss them too.
I crashed on the couch for a nap while the kids watched cartoons. But last night’s wee hours of cards and YouTube were definitely worth the sleepy eyes!
CJ had too many walks with Bompa and the dogs, I’m thinking. He came inside this afternoon, missing his shorts and undies, and announced: “I went poop.” Outside. In the mulch. “Bompa can just scoop it up with one of those little bags,” he said. Sure enough, CJ had left a little pile of poop out in the tree line! Well, Bompa was gone, and I didn’t have any of Bompa’s little plastic newspaper bags, so I made do with (doubled) Wal-mart bags.
I pulled a tick out of CJ’s ear at the supper table. Maybe that will scare him out of pooping in the trees again?
I can’t write much tonight. I want to go curl up on the couch and read a book and forget that my family lives so far away. But first, my list of favorites from last week. (For me, just because I know I’ll forget it all if I don’t.)
Gibbles field trip, where everyone got FOUR BAGS of potato chips! Going to the park to eat all our chips and puffies. Driving to City Park too, just because it was one of the few sunny days in weeks! Ducklings, monster fish… and adorable kids lying on their bellies, swishing sticks and hands in the pond. My peas popped up in the garden! Creeks and rivers completely flooded, from all the rain. CJ learned to pump (thanks Andrew)! Easter dinner on Good Friday, with EVERYONE around the table. Feeling my baby kick, and hoping Shelly’s new baby boy comes soon! Seeing tiny buds on my maple trees. Dee cut grass for the first time! Spring cleaning with Anna. Kbug singing in the choir on Easter morning. My two-year-old baby girl in shorts. Bunnies on our lap for school and movies. Donuts at Krumpe’s, in the rain, one night before bed. Bog boots from my siblings. Coffee in the mornings, and at Starbucks too! My home filled with noise and chatter and love.