I love getting to be home with Hampton 4 days a week. Our 2 days that we are alone during the work week are fun, but sometimes they can be very stressful! He's such a good kid, but every once in a while one of us just is having a bad day. Take last Tuesday for instance-he refused to eat dinner. (after refusing to take a morning nap and only a 1 hour afternoon nap). Jordan was stuck in traffic, and I was just flat worn out. The monkey threw a flinging food, red-faced, crying until he couldn't breathe, FIT. I felt helpless. I finally just sat down and cried with him. It was so pitiful. I decided that daddy was going to tackle dinner, so I put him in the bath. A totally different child emerged and all was right in the world! Phew :)
Getting ready for bed is really becoming my favorite part of the day these days. I love playing and watching his little personality just explode, obviously, but getting ready for bed is our time. Once he's in his pajamas, Jordan fixes H some milk and then the monkey and I go in my room and get in bed for story time and cuddles. For about 30 minutes, we just chill out together. This gives Jordan some much needed alone time after a long day at work, and it gives me the time to snuggle with my little monkey-win, win! Then he knows it's time to go to bed. We say our prayers and I take him to his room to lay him down. Such a great little routine. I love it!
Last night, I sat there and thought how different things will be in just a few short months. I'm so nervous about how things will change once there is a new baby in the house. Will the monkey start to resent me and only want his daddy? Will he want to be with me only and do whatever it takes to get my attention? Will things just go along normally? (Ha-that 3rd one is just wishful thinking!) Either way, I want to make it a priority that Hampton knows that we will always have "our time." I love, love, LOVE every second that I get to spend with this boy, and I want to make sure he knows that!
A much better mealtime this morning of blueberry muffins: