Friday, January 2, 2009


Today I spent some time with Firefly and Loba without Andrew and Isaac. It was lovely. We drank tea. We ate cake. We talked about the finer points of labor. Firefly sketched. I should have sketched too. Next time.

I was so excited to be out and about with the kids that I felt several pounds lighter and years younger. The effect was remarkable.

And returning to my babies was wonderful too. More time like this might be in order.


Shannon said...

I know what you mean. I love being with my kids. When something comes up away from them, I have to figure out if its something that I really want to do. But then when I go out for a bit, I come home feeling so refreshed!

Have fun with my sister and the two best nephews in the world (and of course the best brother in law!)

Cat said...

You're so used to being with them all the time that you couldn't even write "without the kids" in your post! We SAHMs are so dedicated!!! Happy new year to you and your family. Keep up the great blog!

kate o. said...

i know what you mean about feeling lighter. and i don't even feel like it is because i am not physically holding onto one of them. i also notice that when i haven't been out by myself in awhile, when i do get the chance i often "waste" most of the time just being amazed at the fact that i'm by myself. but that's good, too.

Robyn said...

Melissa says,
Am I signed under your name? I don't know.

But, reading this made me wish we had more time here so you and I and Kirsten and Marti could have a ladies afternoon out w/o kids. Next time (well, if I EVER come back to the city