we finally got the bubble maker out that eleanor gave samson for his birthday a few weeks ago. we didn’t open it on his birthday because he opened a train and some new brio train pieces and was so preoccupied and happy with them, we figured we’d save the bubble maker for another day and not overwhelm him. we made bubbles inside and outside, all day long on saturday, and both eleanor and samson were in bubble heaven! i love how excited little ones can get over something like bubbles. their enthusiasm for many things in life often feels contagious and before we know it, both josh and i are getting into the excitement and popping bubbles left and right too.
the other night as eleanor climbed into bed she said, “mama! i forgot to go potty!” but she had just gone potty about ten minutes earlier so i wasn’t so sure. still, you don’t ever doubt a toddler who tells you they need to potty, so we got out of bed and raced to the bathroom. i sat on the edge of the bathtub with her as she started to say, “so, mama… how was your day?” before i knew it, we’d been chatting for over 5 minutes in the bathroom as she sat there on the big toilet and she still had not gone potty. it kind of killed me to tell her, “eleanor, if you don’t have to go potty, we have to go back to bed now…” because i realized in that moment that she is just like her mama. the moment my head hits the pillow i just wanna talk. i live for pillow talk. my poor husband goes through it night after night with me, where i just want to talk about the day, and talk about tomorrow, and life in general, the good and bad parts of it and what should we eat tomorrow and what do you think about this or the kids did this today and it was so cute…. eleanor has started to want to chat at the end of the day too, and as her seasoned-pillow-chatting-mother, i must say i am proud. it’s kind of the cutest.
the last few days have been a little bit on the harder side for me. not for any big reason, sometimes i just let silly things get to me even though i know i shouldn’t. i usually take great pride in how i’ve learned over the years to let stuff roll of my back and move on because who has the time for that stuff? but the last few days my energy has been a bit lower. and life is far less fun when you’re in the slumps about silly stuff. it’s crazy how that sort of energy can sprout like a weed and really consume you too. so i’m making a big effort today to kick it. to be kind to myself and carry on. and let it go. we’ll see, but just thought i’d share it here. sometimes it’s easier for me to really do it if i verbally say so. you know, so hold me to it. ;)