I took the boys to Chuck E. Cheese, where we met (but did NOT touch!) the big Cheese himself. They were so excited to see him…from a distance.
The next nap time left me cleaning out Cooper’s closet. I filled 1.5 rubbermaids with things that don’t fit anymore. He has gotten so tall in 1 year!
There was a froyo date, where Callan had his first solo bowl. (Which he ate every morsel of.)
Cooper had his first baseball practice. The hubs was super disappointed to miss his first one, but these dates couldn’t be changed and the show must go on. Yes, his pants are on backwards. I had already learned by this point in the weekend to choose my battles.
On Sunday, we spent a little time eating breakfast at Wegmans before grabbing some groceries. I may have let them watch some Mickey Mouse while I sat and drank my coffee. I was in need of some serious quiet time at this point.
Because pushing the double jogger on a run the day before wasn’t enough, I decided to take the boys for a bike ride in the trailer. That’s 70lbs of boys, y’all. I was exhausted by the time we got home and I can’t really tell you how embarrassing it is to have to stop and push your bike up a hill.
I had to finish just one more thing off my checklist before the hubs came home and cleaned out Callan’s closet. 2 overflowing rubbermaids left his room and now everything is waiting in my landing, for the hubs to carry them to the basement.
All in all, I survived the weekend and managed to somehow clean a ton of my house. Which felt so good. I’m on a total roll now and have cleaned the window sills, the blinds and all sorts of neglected things around the house.
The weekend was way more of a challenge than I thought. It’s emotionally draining to be the only parent to meet every single need 24/7. I commend you parents that do it day in and day out!
Cooper did say to me on the last day while we were at the store, “Mom, I want to buy you some flowers because I had so much fun with you while Daddy was gone!” So I mopped my heart up off the floor, letting go of the jealousy I had of the special time they had with Daddy while I was gone, and bought a bundle of yellow tulips.
Motherhood, in all it’s ups and downs, is always worth every.single.second.