Monday, June 22, 2009

Date Night


I had a really great date on Saturday evening. He is about two feet tall with red hair, and blue eyes. He doesn't have a job, or a car, but he was a good date nonetheless.


Jason took Barrett for a ride in the Jeep to go get some parts for another one of his Jeeps. They were gone for about five hours and it was glorious! I haven't been away from Barrett that long since I delivered Gunther. I love the little guy, but it's difficult being responsible for two kids every hour of the day, every day non-stop. I was actually able to get some things done without being interrupted eighty times for various toddler complaints/needs/wants.


A difficult aspect of having more than one child is being able to give each child enough individual attention. I seriously don't understand how people like the Duggars are ever able to know each child as a single, unique person. As it stands right now, Gunther naps frequently and I am able to spend one-on-one time with Barrett on a regular basis. Gunther, however, gets shafted quite often. He is such an easy-going little guy and requires little of me. Barrett is a needy thing, and sucks up a lot of my attention. Part of it is the age, and part of it is a personality difference.


So....I was very pleased to have some quality time with my fat, little man. (No. not Jason, but Gunther). We ate dinner without me having to stop and tell Barrett "no" seventy times. We shared a cheese danish for dessert. We went for a swim in the little pool, and Gunther accompanied me on my evening chores. We read a book and nobody bogarted the book, or turned pages backwards. It was fun. Sometimes I feel like I am so busy and so wrapped up in this or that, that I forget to enjoy my kids for the unique little people they are.

6 comments:

mhuffman said...

Aw, I am glad that you got to spend some one on one time with your little man. They sure are great, huh?

Samantha said...

That is so sweet. :)

AFD said...

I could've written that post! I know exactly how you feel!

The Coles said...

I know exactly how you feel! But my situation is the opposite. My baby is so needy and my toddler is so independent. So I enjoy when I get to spend alone time with him.

M'lissa said...

sounds like a great date! Glad you got a little break!

Sammy said...

Sounds like the perfect date.