B, my little prune, that’s what you are this summer. Your fingers are permanently wrinkled and your toes too. You don’t mind. You see any source of water, be it a pool, lake, beach, river or bath you get all giddy. I love that you love swimming so much. Your confidence in the water is improving every day. I can where your swimming lessons have come in handy. You are trying to get your sister to love the (icy) water as much as you. Even Mommy can’t handle how cold the water is at first when we fill the pool as it comes from deep underground from a well. It’s so cold it almost burns my legs until the sun has had a chance to warm it up. But you dive in like it’s no big deal. I love how much fun you are having here at your grandparents house and I hope you have these memories forever. You asked me the other day why we can’t always come here, it was a tough question but I tried to explain the best way I knew how. It got me a little emotional but I love our life back home too. I told you how lucky you are to have two places to call home. I hope you understand that one day. You are a very lucky little boy.
MM, stop growing up right this minute young lady. Your hair is growing longer and longer, your eyes are getting bluer and bluer and glimpse of my baby are going away forever and this little girl stands before me. We have been trying to potty train you this week but not sure if it’s the right time for you. You just don’t want to partake. We have been swimming lots and play outdoors lots this summer which makes you light up although you aren’t the fish I thought you were or just a diva and prefer a warmer pool temperature. Either way, you love the space to run and be free outdoors. You have done so much better this year with the car rides as Grandma lives 45 minutes away from anything even the grocery store, we spend lots of time driving. Last year, you couldn’t cope with the hours in the car and this year you stay entertained by your brother and the wildlife out your window. This year you can do so much more than you could last year and it makes for great impromptu days out. You are a great little traveler now.
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