I am recovering from a crazed evening that started with an easy pick up from camp and quickly deteriorated from there into quite possibly the biggest melt down Cooper has ever had. EVER! He wanted to ride his bike in the cul-de-sac and I said sure.....somehow that turned into Jon telling him that they could go to the river for a quick bike ride and swim. What? No, that doesn't really work with my Thursday night plans of having a quiet dinner at home and being a family. If I had known that Cooper was manipulating Jon into a river visit, I could have gone to an Open House at Sallie's and enjoyed some adult conversation and a glass of wine. Jon was actually thrilled not to have to make the trip- he was exhausted. Cooper was devastated and cried, screamed and sobbed for a good 20 minutes. I've never seen anything like it- at least at our house. (insert a chuckle here because it's actually true but after I re-read it, it sure does sound like a crock!). Anyhoo- he got himself under control and our evening continued with a lovely session of bike riding in the cul-de-dac. It was delightful.
I am thankful that despite a tantrum, we were able to enjoy some special time as a family and celebrate that Cooper is riding with no training wheels. He is absolutely thrilled to be able to ride by himself.
I got a call tonight from Cooper's 1st grade teacher. She sounds really excited to begin the year and said that she was looking forward to having Cooper in her class (I'm sure she says that to all the kids, but it sure does make me happy!). I am going to be his room mother (which is why I know who is teacher is and nobody else does) and I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend some special time with my son, and his classmates. I always envied Mom's who were room mothers before I had Cooper, and now- I am one! I can't wait-
I started my new role on Monday and have been immersed in my new team and learning processes and such. I'm really excited about it, but at the same time super nervous as well. I want so badly to do a good job- and it seems right now that there is SO much to learn. Will I ever feel like I did in my old job? I hope so. I am thankful for this new role, for the leadership team that I am now a part of and for the folks on my team who have welcomed me with open arms. I think I'm going to like it there!
I am thankful for some wonderful news from a dear friend. She is expecting twins!! Normally, I'd have to fake the excitement- twins scare me to death. For her- I am genuinely over the moon. She and her husband have wanted children forever. They have waited so patiently and have been through unbelievable hardship and sadness to arrive here. This news is a blessing beyond words. I pray for all of them each night. I want so much for them to know the joy of having children and hope that God will continue his blessings with 2 healthy babies. If you are reading this, and could add them to your prayers as well, I would be so grateful.
I have been a bit cranky this week (for many reasons- none really good)....and am thankful that my husband knows me well enough to roll with things and will meet me on the other side of this mood with a hug and a kiss. I am so grateful for his love.