My goodness… what a weekend!! It was so much fun (albeit exhausting).
But first, I want to mention that my little blog was featured on the Stitch Fix Reviews page. Check it out!! I was completely surprised and flattered when I received an email from Stitch Fix letting me know. Maybe this will inspire me to take better pictures. ;)
Our weekend started out with quite possibly the saddest conversation I’ve ever had (don’t worry… things get better after this). I was tucking W into bed on Friday night as I always do. He had had a meltdown prior and I knew he was overtired. As I was saying goodnight, W asked me, “Mommy are you going to die some day?” The question totally caught me off guard and I wanted to be honest so I told him that yes, I would die someday, but not for a VERY VERY VERY long time and it was something he shouldn’t worry about since it would not happen for a really long time. He then burst into tears telling me that I was his best friend and he would miss me so much. So clearly I should have just lied (I’m kidding… maybe). It was heart breaking. I assured him that I would be around for a long time and suggested that we go on a special Mommy/W outing together.
Here’s the thing… We are very overprotective of our kids and I don’t think I’ve ever used the term “die”. Even when my mom’s cat died, I carefully told W that her cat was no longer here because he was very sick. I know kids pick up on things and we occasionally have the news on television, but I was still surprised by the question. I asked W where he heard about dying and he told me church?!? We go to church every Sunday, but the boys read, have snacks, play, etc. I never ever thought he was paying attention and understood the meaning of dying. Crap. Anyone else have experience with this?
Luckily, Saturday was a great day and there was no more talk of dying. A took W to swim lessons and it went well once again. I took S to school and he did awesome. He painted, played at the sand table, poured rice in the sensory bin, and played with cars. He was so well behaved. The only time he got fussy was when I told him it was time to leave. The weather was amazing that day. 55 degrees!! In January!?! Unheard of. On a whim, A and I decided to take the boys to a local zoo since the weather was so great. I absolutely love this particular zoo – inexpensive, small, playground, and about 45 minutes from home. We were able to time the trip perfectly so that S slept the entire way there. The boys loved watching the monkeys and W even got to see an owl! The car ride home was a little more challenging, but S only cried for about 5 minutes, which I can handle. Such a fun day!
Sunday started off with church and a trip to Starbucks. Then, A and I headed out to view the World Series trophy. We had to wait in line outside for about 3 hours. It was 45 degrees, so tolerable and not at all bad for January. The Cubs fans in line were friendly and we brought lawn chairs to sit in. The 3 hours actually went relatively quickly. The first 500 people in line were guaranteed to see the trophy and we were in the 300 range. Once we got into the building, things moved quickly. We were only close to the trophy for about 10 seconds, but I’m so excited that we had the opportunity to see it. As silly as it sounds, this was one of my goals for the year. And I accomplished it in January!! Such an overachiever. ;) Afterwards, we stopped for a quick lunch. W and I went grocery shopping and I made my famous mac and cheese for dinner. A wonderful, very full weekend in the books.