Topic: Random Stuff
On Saturday night, my husband and I take off for 7 fun-filled days and nights in Jamaica. I have approximately 47 different lists in various places around the house to insure that I don't forget a single thing or leave any question unanswered for the grandmothers who will be watching our kids. I have several type-written pages of notes on the refrigerator that spell out everything from emergency medical contact information to warnings about the fate that awaits anyone who dares to pour water directly onto Nicklaus' head when shampooing his hair. FYI, in case you're ever shampooing my youngest child's hair, given ample warning he will tilt his head back at such an angle that contortionists gasp in amazement at his flexability, thereby allowing the shampooer to rinse ONLY his hair and avoiding getting so much as a single drop on his face.
I've been thinking lately about the things I will be SO happy to get a break from and will not miss in the least, contrasted with the things that I'm fairly certain I will miss so badly I will ache.
THINGS I WON'T MISS ONE LITTLE BIT:
1. The nightly begging, pleading, cajoling and bargaining to get boys to eat their dinner.
2. Frustrating attempts at potty-training.
3. Changing poopy Pull-Ups.
4. Hearing conversations that contain words like "diaper-head" and "poopy" over and over and over and over.
5. Buckling car seat straps.
6. Reminding someone to a.) use the bathroom b.) flush the toilet c.) wash your hands with soap and water and d.) obviously, all of the above.
THINGS I KNOW I'LL MISS LIKE CRAZY:
1. Hearing heartfelt prayers for Superman, Wonderwoman, and all the Power Rangers (the red one, the blue one, the yellow one, oh yeah - and the pink one too).
2. Snuggling with warm little boys at bedtime and hearing things like, "Mommy - I want to give you a hug and a kiss and a butterfly kiss!".
3. Good morning hugs from sleepy-eyed boys.
4. Hearing Nicklaus say, "Mommy - you're the bestest mommy I ever had!".
5. Building robots out of Legos with a 5 year old.
6. The sound of innocent laughter (as opposed to the drunken laughter of the people we're going to Jamaica with)
As excited as I am to go, I know I'll be even more excited to get back home. And isn't that the way it should be?