Me: Today is Papa’s birthday!!!!!!!
JC: How old is Papa?
Me: How old do you think he is?
Me: Well, you are six buddy and your oldest cousin, Justy, is sixteen. What do you think now?
JC: Hmmmmm…. Seventeen!
Happy seventeenth birthday dad! You are incredibly youthful, amazing with the boys and very generous.
We love you very much.
Dad got OC a musical fire truck card for his second birthday. We bought him a Beach Boys musical card. Everyone loved it, especially OC!
And the icing on the cake, my first hug and kiss for my mama. I haven’t wanted to get close to her since I have been unwell for six weeks!
My mom has always been incredible at celebrating little and big things as well she has established amazing family rituals.
My mom has:
-volunteered in my boys schools,
– done many pick-ups,
-watched most activities they do,
– buys back to school clothes,
– every holiday the boys receive something,
– birthdays are a big deal,
– mom even makes a quilt when the boys move into their big boy bed. She is working on OC’s right now with help from her friend Audrey.
How does she do it?
I have to admit I do have a favourite mom ritual: eating together at dinner. This usually involves a bouquet of flowers, homemade quilted placemats, nicely set plates and utensils and a yummy homemade meal including a dish of olives that my boys sneak and gobble up even before dinner begins.
On Sunday, we had our first meal in our new house with mom and dad. (We bought it on May 10th)
I just love these two people to the moon and back. It was amazing to have them for both lunch and dinner.
Between meals, mom rested on the couch or on the Nana Cabana outside.
I really feel that a family that eats together, stays together. I wonder what the stats on that are?
I even phoned a friend and learned how to poach an egg for mom. My foodie friend wasn’t home, but her observant husband was able to give me the details after watching his chef wife all these years. Go Jimbo!