Saturday morning we got up and went out to run errands and buy Valentine's Day presents for the kids. I have to admit, the increased speed and ease with which we moved without Ian was noticeable. No lugging the wheelchair in and out of the car at every stop, no fighting with a screaming Ian who is holding tight to the wheels to prevent us from pushing him in a direction he does not want to go, no eating out only at places his delicate gag-reflex and picky palate will allow, and best of all, no holding up the diaper-changing station in the public restroom for 20 minutes while we cath him. Having only one kid is a breeze!
Whoa. Did I really just think that? Oh boy...the guilt rolls in. Is Ian more work? Yes. Is he worth it? Yes, definitely.
Meanwhile, Ian is at the children's museum with his grandma and grandpa having a ball. He's driving a pretend firetruck, learning about recycling, and eating all the mac & cheese he can hold. Justin and I get a little bit of a break, Lydia gets some one-on-one time with her parents, and Ian has a great weekend getting spoiled by his grandparents. Win-win.
|Playing at the children's museum with Grandpa|