Wednesday, March 15, 2017

First Monday at Home All Year

This past Monday, the younger B's and I experienced a rare treat. For the first time since the school year began, not counting Christmas vacation, we got to come straight home after school, and we got to stay home all evening long! No practices for either kid! And we got to watch one of our favorite shows ever, Monday Night RAW. It was great! And it felt kind of weird to not have anywhere to go, to not be in a rush to get everything done. We just relaxed. Relaxing - what a strange concept...

And yes, Brailey and I were on our phones a little. But not overly, if that is a word. And I appreciated every second of this time. I was able to chat with them, we laughed at our favorite characters (WWE is an ongoing soap opera), and I found myself just trying to soak it all in, appreciating the moment. Britt isn't as in to WWE wrestling as Brailey is, so he went back and forth between his room and the living room - when he heard something exciting on the TV, he came to check it out. He heard every word that was said, which was nice, because even though he wasn't with us for all of the show, he was still present. And that is the gift of the evening - we were present with each other.

It might not seem like a big deal to most people, but to me it was a special evening, one that made me miss the good old days when my B's were little and I didn't have to share them with anyone. Those were truly the days! I wish I could have them back, and I would appreciate them so much more, even though I felt like I appreciated my kiddos when they were little. Even though I work hard to appreciate them every day, it never feels like enough. As Train says in their Marry Me song, "Forever could never be long enough for me to feel like I have long enough with you." Forever could never be long enough for me and my B's. All three of them! I love my B's, I live for my B's and I cherish every second I have with them.

I made them pose for a quick picture this morning on our way to school. Brailey is in her Macho Man tee, which is fitting for this blog post. My B's - they are the coolest of the cools! And I am so blessed by their love. ♥

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