So here we are. That was a fast 30 days. We did not do much today, in fact you and your brothers played in your jammies until 2 in the afternoon. For dinner you and your brother got to choose the location, The Rainforest Cafe. Off we went with your Gramma and brothers for a wild dinner (Daddy was out of town until late this evening). You and Jack had the best time, you guys love to wander and look at all the fish and animals. Baby brother was pretty freaked out and I spent most of my dinner reassuring him that a giant mechanical Gorilla would not eat him. Gramma polished off the evening by buying you guys some cookies that were quickly devoured.
When we arrived home I had a gift for all three of you boys. A book each that was fitting to the stage you each are in….You got two though.
The first one was Curious George Goes To School. If I could personally thank H. A. and Margret Rey I would. Their books and the cartoon based on their books are what helped us get you through your second and most challenging year of life. You were sick a lot and super sensitive. At times that you were almost inconsolable, we learned that if we turned that show on or read you one of the books you were instantly calmed. Your second Birthday was even themed to Curious George. We still love to watch it together.
The second book was to comfort you. Lately, you have been worried sometimes asking me if I would ever leave you and go live somewhere else. I know in your heart you don’t really think I would, and I know you just want to hear the words “I would never leave” to comfort you little mind. I am sure these worries have something to do with school starting as well. So I thought this book was perfect. Nancy Tillman’s Wherever You Are -My Love Will Find You.
I put you and your brother to bed tonight and I read your new books. When I got to this part I could barely read it out loud
“And if someday you’re lonely, or someday you’re sad, or you strike out at baseball, or think you’ve been bad…
just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair. That’s me, my sweet baby, my love is right there.”
When we were done with the books we talked some and then some more, and then some…sleep was not coming easy. I finally had to give the final “OK..no more talking!” to which you said “Um Mommy, just one more thing, I love you more then anything.” then you went to sleep. That totally sounds made up, but it is totally not.
To our next chapter my sweet L, off we go….