I love the dynamics of our family of four at the moment. It’s perfect for us. Whether it’s girls vs boys or Mommy-Son time and Father-Daughter time we each have a separate relationship with each other as well as all together. Somedays Daddy is the favorite and other days Mommy is and let’s not forget those days that both kids want us both and go back and forth.
It is always hard to capture the four of us together, especially when we are out and about doing family adventures. Someone has to take the picture. But on this occasion both kids were very corporative, not so smiley but willing to sit for a moment while Granny took our photo. Mommy was even impressed that Mr P was a willing participant too.
Over the last few months both kids have grown so much. With a baby on the move, we now, all get more enjoyment out of our family adventures together. No longer always having to take the stroller with us and tuck baby away while we play.
Missy Moo can join in, and have become quite the little explorer. She ventures out to see what her big brother is doing and participate as much as possible.
Buba is intrigued yet not ready for his sister to be into everything you are. But when she isn’t paying attention to him, he is quick to try to capture it again. Always making sure she is involved somehow and keeping up with him at all times.
It’s amazing to watching the kids interact not just with themselves but with Mr P as well. They idiolize their father so very much. From the moment they hear the door handle click at dinner time, they shout and strain their necks from the dining room table to get that first glimpse of Daddy. I love sitting back and watching him read to them, teach them their numbers and letters and play games with them after dinner. It’s their bonding moment while I finish cleaning up the dinner dishes. Hearing their laughter from the living room float into the kitchen is a sound I will never forget and never want to stop hearing.
This month could have gone worse when I first spotted chicken pox on both kids, the same day and almost within the same hour little red dots appeared. As always they both have to doing everything together. I was so excited that it wasn’t weeks apart and we could get it over and done with at once. I was also surprised, for the most part, they both seem to be on normal behavior and not too sick with the chicken pox as I had envisioned. So while the last month has mostly been indoors, we still have made some great memories and had a lot of family fun.
I love our little family of four. I look forward to seeing how our relationships between us all grow, change and become stronger each day. I am so lucky to have a husband as my best friend, a daughter that’s so happy and full of life, and a son that is funny and loving. I really do feel like I have won the lottery with them.