i didnt realize how bad i needed tonight.
i came to my sisters house to watch their kids so her and her husband could have a night out. mike stayed home with matthew who is in bed by 7 almost on the dot every night. SO nice! anyways. just being in the car alone with music going and windows down would have been good enough. but once i was alone with my niece and nephew it felt SO GOOD. SO GOOD to be aunt denise again. the involved aunt denise. since matthew it is much more difficult to really pay attention to these kiddos. it is understandable, but i didnt realize how much i missed uninterrupted time to just be an aunt with no other expectation on me other than to take care of my niece and nephew for a bit. i actually think my 2 1/2 year old nephew has been wanting that for the last 5 months. yeah, we have had our moments but it hasnt been as relaxed as tonight. it did not last long before i put them to bed, but boy oh boy i didnt realize how much i missed them. i really hope to come up here once a week to help out the thayer family and get some quality time with the other really important kids in my life.
i needed tonight more than i thought.
snippet of tonight.
ME: "zechariah. you have 15 minutes till bed. what do you want to do for 15 minutes?"
Z: "watch football"
(so we watch the detroit lions game, and for the next 15 minutes i hear....)
Z: "ball, forward, air, caught it..........oommff, tackle, fall.....ooooo. wow. oommff. tackle....oh no......YEAH, CAUGHT IT... WHEW!"
At 2.5 years old. boys will be boys! so sweet.
(ang. this is not the blog you are waiting for)