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Its the most wonderful time of the year!

August 26. 1 week of summer left! Where did it go?!

Its actually felt like a long summer to me. With 2 of our boys so far away, missing them is always harder on the long summer nights. Combine that with a family loss thats been … difficult to process, and there are times I wondered if we’d ever get back into routine.

Let me preface this by saying I LOVE my boys. I would lay down my life for them, search and destroy anyone who hurt them. That being said, I cannot wait for school to start!

I love having the house filled with kids laughter. I LOVE te creativity that comes with bright ideas at 3am, be it “mod-ing” a nerf gun or writing a script for a movie. I love being able to say ” sure you can sleep in the basement” or “sure you can stay up all night reading”. Late night drive in movies, drives to the coast. Summers are amazing.

But it’s time. For all of us.

H needs the structure of learning. He needs to be with his friends. All of them. At once. He needs the challenge school presents to keep his brain active. He needs the voice of new adults in his life teaching him how to engage those around him. He needs a break from mom’s “H, stop”. “H, don’t do that”… he needs the freedom away from mom’s (sometimes overprotective) watch.

I need the break too. The freedom to focus on the task at hand at work without worrying about what he’s up to. The one morning a week where I stay home and catch up on chores while binge listening to tv shows or movies.

And although my anniversary years may still be single digits, and I’d never claim to be an expert on the subject, my marriage needs it! Hubs and I take each other out for lunch on pay days, as well as a lunch time date on Wednesdays where we step back from work and just enjoy each other’s company. Meeting days, we may grab breakfast before going to work, or leave an hour early to walk aroun the farm. Us time, where we dont have to worry H is bored at home, or rush to pick him up at a friends.

Its not that I don’t love spending time with my kids, or don’t want to be around them. Its that I love my kids enough to know that we need time apart to all grow, which will help us grow as a family.

How do I know it’s time? Because things like this keep happening…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for OUR family

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Babies, McHubby, Munchkin, Relationship

 

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The Cat’s out of the Bag… or…

The SECRET is Out of The States!

McHubby and the Elder one came to Canada for Thanksgiving weekend!!

He didn’t think he’d be able to make it at first, so he told me he wasn’t coming. But then he talked to his boss, who said… GO!! So he was planning on surprising me, but I cried the other night telling him I thought he was coming but that I wasn’t sure, and how devastated I would be if he wasn’t when I was convinced he was. He’s good… he still wasn’t going to tell me. But then I played my ace card…

I am an “I’m fine” “nothings wrong” girl. If something is bothering me that I think is better if I handle on my own, I’ll try it… and when McHubby asks what’s wrong, he’ll get a “nothings wrong baby”. But there’s an exception. McHubby will then say “Promise?” and with that one word, those 7 letters, I’m stuck. Promises are pretty serious business for us… in fact THE biggest. 16 years worth of promises will do that to you.

So… when I said to McHubby “Promise me your not coming?” and he responds with something OTHER then the word promise, I knew!!

We decided not to tell the Munchkin. At least someone needed to be surprised. So Wednesday at noon, after school let out for the day, McHubby and The Eldest jumped in the car and started cruising along. OR that was the plan.

We emailed each other throughout the day, talking about the trip, the much needed bonding of the two travellers, and the surprise for Munchkin. Around 6:30, I said to McHubby “What’s your ETA, I still have some stuff to do.”

“hmm… 11:30pm. Sorry its so late Baby.”

“I don’t care, I’ll get to see you! I plan on putting Munchkin to bed, and then jump in the shower and clean the bathroom.”

“Cool… yeah… 11:30”

and then for some reason I say “I need to know. Because I’d be SO upset if you showed up here and I didn’t have those things done”

“Oh… hmm… well, maybe 10.”

How can you just shave an hour off travel like that?

“Baby… what time!”

“Um…. 10… yeah… 10… but maybe you should get in the shower now, just in case.”

“McHUBBY!!”

“Um… maybe 9?”

“Tell me where you are right now?!?”

“Hamilton” (1.5 Hours from my house!!)

Me at that point “B*A*D**W*O*R*D*S!!!”

so surprise #2 was ruined too, but it was ok…

They got here, and The Eldest walked into Munchkin’s room to say Good Night.

Priceless!

They’re here till Sunday afternoon. I am going to miss them like the end of the world when they’re gone. But WOW it’s so great for all of us to lay on the bed and watch a movie!! And the Pooch LOVES having them here.

Hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving!! I know a lot of you have done “Thankful” posts. I’ll post pictures of MY thankful weekend soon.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2009 in McHubby, Munchkin, Surprise, The Eldest, Visit