Monday, August 2, 2010

Parents for a Coupla Days

Is it seriously August already?  Where does the time go?!  

A few weeks ago I told my nieces and nephews that they should come to my house for the night sometime.  I usually like to have them at least once over summer vacation.  They promptly informed their mom and I that they want to be here LONG, not just one night! 

Without even a second thought I said oh yeah, that would be so much fun! Maybe you guys should come for a whole week!!

Well, till all was said and done, they ended up coming for 2 nights and 3 days.  Ummm...can I just say that looking back, I'm so glad it didn't work out to have them longer?!

 Don't get me wrong, I love children, and these especially!  But I so was not prepared for the changes it would bring!  3 days without facebook, reading story after story, watching Diego and Dora and shouting along ( I think I have the map song memorized!), playing games, a constantly cluttered house, and stuff everywhere!
It was fun though and I enjoyed most of it.  The games, stories and videos I was prepared for.  The clutter and exhaustion...not so much!   One night I dropped into bed and asked Brad if this was how it was going to be when we have children!  We laughed and talked about how our lives will definitely change, but at least they will come one at a time!

Brad and I took them to a Reading Phillies game.  What fun!  They loved it.  We stayed to watch the fireworks at the end. 
During a pitcher change a clip from the old TV show He-Haw came on and we all sang along at the top of our lungs!  Mom and Dad have a bunch of the videos and the kids like watching them.

They also went to work with me on Friday.  I am a caregiver for an elderly couple.  The couple I work for enjoyed having some "life" around there and I think it's always good for children to be around the older generation!  They did get a little bored till the end of the morning but had a great time.

Children bring so much joy to my life and I hope and pray that one day Brad and  I will be parents to our own children.  They are exhausting, full of energy, make the bathroom all messy when they take baths, want drinks in the middle of the night, and love hearing the same story over and over.  But when they throw their arms around you and give you a hug, or whisper prayers with you at night time, it makes everything else disappear.  Who needs facebook time and a few moments of silence when a child calls your name?  I would give anything to be able to feel my little girls arms around my neck, and have a feeling I wouldn't even see the clutter on the floor.

Make some memories and cherish your kids....

1 comment:

  1. awww! Dear me, but you got me teary eyed at the end! I needed that reminder to not crave a few moments of silence (today especially!!) <3 you!