It is not exactly easy for me to leave either
of my kids, but when an opportunity arises
to spend some real quality time with
one of them I really try to make it happen.
We wanted to take Ava skiing and I wanted to
be up there on the mountain with her, which
really gets tricky with Norah so Auntie Linda
volunteered to watch her overnight on Thursday
with John picking her up the next day, but me
not seeing her until Saturday!
That is the longest time I have ever been apart
It was bitter sweet.
It is amazing how much simpler things seem
with just one child, no naps to juggle, stairs
to block, night wakings, needs to be met...
But I missed her terribly. I just kept thinking
about her, whether she was having fun, if she
was sleeping well, getting spoiled, missing me.
It was great spending that time with Ava though.
I talked up the whole thing, telling her it was going
to be a Special Ava, Mommy & Grandma Day!!
That we would go skiing and Auntie Jessica will
even come hang out with us Friday!
I had to make it sound really good because I know
how her mind works, she is asking herself questions
like "Is Norah going to have more fun then me? Am
I getting the better end of this deal or tricked?"
But this was all for her and I think she got that.
Even though she mentioned that she likes Mommy
& Ava Days, but prefers Daddy & Ava Days.
Oh well, you can't win them all.
I prefer sunny, on the beach, cocktail in hand, Aruba Days.
Anyhow we all had a great time, us with Ava, Linda & John
I can't tell you how nice it is to be back with my sweet
little baby though. She just lights up my life in an
Love, love, love her.