Tom is in Chicago this week so that leaves me at home with the kids. Other than the drama on Monday night, things have been going great. I woke up Tuesday morning in a generous spirit and decided to keep Wilson home from school so that we could spend time together. A friend offered to let us use the warm pool where she works so that we could go swimming there. Wilson, Miller and I arrived ready to swim. I didn’t realize that my friend was planning to give Wilson a swim lesson while we were there. I like that he got a lesson but he was disappointed that he didn’t get to just swim around. Miller and I played in the pool next to him so it was still fun, although he won’t admit it.
That night we went over to my friend Stephanie Nance’s house. She has two girls that are 4 and 2. They love playing with my kids and my kids love playing with them. The five of them get along so beautifully. We have never once had an issue with them not getting along. It is so relaxing to be able to go to Stephanie’s house and talk to her while the kids play. We usually leave around dinner time and the kids beg for us to stay for dinner. This time we actually planned for us to stay to eat dinner together (which I loved because Tom was gone and I didn’t have to cook). Jon and Stephanie are very gracious hosts and have an equally relaxing household. She is the only other mom I know that lets the kids ride their bikes in the house and doesn’t worry about the floors. Other than the fact that I am ten years older than she is, we have a lot in common.
Today Faith got to skip school and go to the Quail Hollow golf tournament with my Dad, John and Will. They had a blast! They were there for many, many hours eating hamburgers and ice cream and drinking sodas. Faith will do almost anything in order to hang out with Will and John. They are her heroes. I think that they have a new appreciation for her as well. Because today was the ProAm, the kids were able to get many of the pro golfers signatures on their programs and hats. Faith asked Stewart Cink to sign her paper and not only did he sign her paper, but also signed a golf ball and handed it to her! Being a cute girl is already paying off! Will and John were amazed! Hence the new found respect and appreciation. I don’t have any pictures of that since I wasn’t there and my dad still has a flip phone.
So far, things are running pretty smoothly around here and I am very thankful. I am trying to keep the kids busy enough so that they don’t realize that Tom isn’t here all week. Poor little Miller has cried for him twice. He is so much more aware of what is going on around here and has really grown much more attached to Tom over these last few months. Unfortunately, Tom did miss the big news…Miller peed in the potty today for the first time. He was naked, as usual, and began to yell, “My pee is coming out!” I scooped him up and we ran to the potty. He sat there a minute and then finally peed. We were all very excited and cheered for him. I think he was pretty proud of himself as well. I am hoping that he will be potty trained by mid-summer. I am so ready to have all of my kids out of diapers (even though diapers are more convenient at time).
Well, three days down and two more to go. I think that tomorrow I may start working out again….maybe.