Never has a child been so enthralled with King Tut... or the ancient Egyptian toilet seat. Never before has a pregnant woman had to beg her (nearly) six year old to stop doing science experiments so she (the mom, not the kid) could go take a nap.
This weekend we were short one child, and while we certainly missed our deliciously energetic Elliot, it was wonderful to get some one and only time with Maya.
We spent a day at the science museum, prowling through exhibits and spending way too much on food as I get a little shaky every hour or so if I'm not snacking. The next day was Daddy's turn, and he wowed her with rides at the Mall of America and an evening at the movies.
Meanwhile, I had a little time to myself (shop, nap, snack... repeat!).
We're already planning some one and only adventures for Elliot Rose, once she's recovered from a weekend full of Grandpa's golf lessons, Grandma's fishing lessons, and presumably innumerable jelly beans (the better to steal her sugar!).
In just a few weeks the pace of our life will once again be turned on its head, so we're really savoring any alone time we can steal with the girls, with each other, and occasionally even with ourselves.
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment