It’s Monday and it’s time we had a chance to catch up. Grab and drink and stay a while, won’t you?
If we were having coffee, I’d dream about a non fat green tea latte (oh to bring back melon syrup!) and feel guilty with every sip I took. Oh that mom guilt. I try to limit and eat only the best as the baby still nurses, and I know caffeine is oh so bad. So I’ll opt for something decaf and free myself of the guilt.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask about you first. I feel like I talk so much about me, I want to know how you are. How is the spouse, do you have Valentine’s plans? The kids doing well? Are you all staying healthy? What’d you do this weekend? Please tell me, how are you really? Let’s skip the small talk and get right into it.
Me? Oh, thanks for asking!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Caleb is good, in fact he just hit his 5 year anniversary at work and I’m so proud of him! He earned a fancy plaque, a gift, and among other things his boss says he hopes he stays another 5 more. With all the turn over on his shift lately, it’s really reassuring to hear. Funny though too, he’s known his boss longer than me! Weird how that happens. But really, I know it’s not the easiest path or schedule he has but he does it for us and I love him for it.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the kids are currently on my hit list. Not really, well maybe just a little. The boys have been sick all week and it finally caught me over the weekend and it’s.awful.stuff here. Spring can’t come soon enough. Boys, I love you but keep those germs to yourselves. Mama ain’t got time for that.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I finally feel semi put back together after this school year’s rough start. I’ve got my footings with all my new courses and their new curriculums, my work bestie returned from maternity leave (much to her dismay and my elation), and it helps that I know we’re closer to summer than not! #teacherscountdowntoo.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m jealous of all the snow New England got this past week. 52 in February is great for getting healthy boys who’ve been cooped up all week to get out of the house, but really this mama misses her snow. Sorry to all minnesotaners I just jinxed.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you we have all the presents ready for the kids for tomorrow. Valentines boxes and cards are ready for school and the kids are all excited! Caleb and I opted to not really participate this year. Carson has Boy Scouts (his first “test” meeting with his new den!) and I’d rather save our money for our trips. Yes, yes I know. It’s important to show your spouse you love them and we will, I promise! It just won’t be with gifts or dinner somewhere that’s too crowded and loud for our (apparently old people) liking. We’ll have dinner as a family and do something special alone later. I’ve had to convince Caleb many times I’m 100% ok with it.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Jack is going away to camp soon and I’m getting really anxious. He’s never been away from home, besides my parents house (which we used to live at…so I’m not even sure that counts!) Its literally under 48 hours and a kind of test camp (so we know what to expect for the big summer camp) and it’s completely staffed with doctors and nurses. But I’m still nervous AND oh so excited for him. Trying to focus on the excitement. Dog sleds! Tubing! Adventure! Yea… pray for us, will you?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve really been trying to be more intentional with my time with Caleb. Last week I opted out of blogging and work on Thursday night. Knowing it meant no post and an extra busy Friday. But when our nightly ritual of “what do you need to do tonight?” came up and I said “Nothing, let’s hang out” and the look of pure happiness spread across his face, I knew it was exactly what both of us needed. It was a perfect night of watching our favorite show, cuddling on the couch, and talking way too late and then not sleeping because someone (ahem, me – thanks boys!) was up all night coughing. Still worth it.
If we were having coffee, I’d apologize again for talking too much and taking all of your time. It was a good thing you went first this time 😉
But really how are you? Did you tell me everything that you needed? I’m a great listener, I swear.