I left my kids today (and Tuesday and Wednesday) from 8:30am until 2:30pm with a babysitter to attend a spiritual gifts/team building seminar– I totally had great energy to parent from when I came back until bedtime! Usually I am dwindling in strength and patience around dinnertime, but tonight I made it all the way to bedtime with plenty of enthusiasm for reading stories, singing the brush teeth song I’ve made up, and praying/singing/tucking everyone into bed.
I am finding it really interesting to see how my personality/spiritual gifts test results came out– very accurate and informative! Since we operate on a “team” here, it’s also very intriguing to see how other people’s interests/strengths/weaknesses/gifts/talents come out. Am I a total geek?
We ate dinner on the balcony tonight– the weather is ah-mazingly perfect. I am enjoying to sunshine and warmth, but dreading the heat that is surely coming!
Some awesome friends are coming all the way over the ocean to visit us next week (and bring American goodies like Almond Hershey Kisses and Goldfish!) I am so looking forward to their visit!
Bug #3 is thirteen weeks old today. I’m pretty certain we’re not finding out the sex this go ’round. Some days I think oooo I get a snuggly newborn again! And some days it’s more like am I completely nutso for having another newborn? (I think that’s normal though?)
Next week I will turn 27. I realize in the grand scheme of aging, this is still relatively young, but some moments I looks at my life and cannot believe all the adventure and fun I have been able to squeeze into 27 years. And then I think– I have a husband and two (and a half) kids, and I’ve moved across the planet, and I live in my own house and cook and clean and pay bills… dang! I’m old. The first I’m-getting-close-to-thirty sign? My hands. They are starting to get kinda wrinkly. And not soft. I do keep them pretty busy wiping bums and noses and counters and floors and crumbs and tables and spills, maybe I need to invest in a good moisturizer? Suggestions welcome!