Friday, May 27, 2011

Enjoying Every Moment

I had hoped to have time to craft a brilliant piece of writing to tide you over until after the holiday weekend, but the craziness of my week seemed to have gotten the better of me. I may not have written as much as I had hoped, but I did manage to spend more time than usual with my children and had some special one on one time this week. No matter how down or unappreciated I might feel from time to time, the shrieks of joy that accompany my offer of time alone with mommy instantly brighten my day. 

Mmmm...brain freeze!

Our son chose to spend our afternoon eating ice cream, shopping for every imaginable piece of clothing that had a skull and cross bones on it, going to the bookstore to read for a while and riding an old fashioned trolley (on which the conductor sweetly allowed him to twice ring the bell and call "all aboooard!" into the microphone). He was overjoyed. And frankly, so was I.

Our daughter, then decided that this sounded so great that she wanted me to duplicate the day with her. And so we did. She, too, had strawberry ice cream with rainbow sprinkles but the trolley was on a break and we ran out of time before the bookstore (and she chose mermaids over pirates). But we had a great time talking and sharing time together without the distraction of her having to compete for attention. 
Our daughter "poses" now...hopefully she'll go
back to smiling again soon!
I adore these two. And I am eternally gratefully for the time I get with them. Even when they drive me batty I know that I am truly lucky. And I know that there will come a time, in the not too distant future, when my son's eyes won't sparkle with excitement over time alone with mom and my daughter will no longer lift my hair to tell me the secret "you are the best mommy in the world". For now, I try to drink it all in and treasure the moments I have here and now. All too soon they will be foggy memories.

So, with this in mind, I decided to take our family away for a last minute weekend trip. The four of us together for the whole weekend without classes and softball games and computers to distract us from each other. I'm sure we'll have some not so great moments, but I plan to roll with it and just enjoy 3 days with the 3 people I love most in the world.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend. I hope you are spending it with people you love. I'll be back to writing again after the weekend. If you are able, I would so appreciate your votes over the next few days. My blog is hanging on to the 13th spot in the Top 25 Parents With Multiples blog competition - I can use all the help I can get! Many thanks to those of you who have already voted (you can vote every day until Monday)!

Have a great weekend!
The Twin Coach

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