#SOL14 - Family Matters
Today slipped by too quickly. I woke at 4:45 to the sound of a puppy needing to go out, and it seems that we never stopped moving from the time my feet hit the floor. I'm thankful for these busy days -- The Husband didn't have to work today, and I celebrate the weekends when we are together, even when they are so full they slip by all too quickly.
This evening my mother-in-law came over. I don't like that term, preferring mother of my heart, because she truly is just that -- a wonderful friend that I cherish. She arrived with a surprise bag of goodies -- homemade granola, ingredients to make red pepper hummus, a few cucumbers, and a delicious healthy chicken salad with sprouted grain tortillas. She loves to cook, and had recently bought a new cookbook filled with healthy recipes she wanted to share with us. This was a perfect surprise because after our long day, The Husband and I had barely eaten and hadn't made plans for dinner.
We spread everything out on the coffee table and snacked while we talked. Most of the evening was spent showing her some tips on using her new iPad Mini and iPhone. It's fun listening to The Husband and her banter back and forth -- mostly because he always tells me he can't understand the way Uno and I talk to each other; he says we don't sound like any other mother and son he's ever listened to. But when I listen to them, I catch many glimpses of Uno and me. Quick witted, playful, sarcastic -- lots of laughter. They're very comfortable together, so although I spent most of the night just listening, it was time well spent.
I hope that when Uno and Dos and the Littles are older, we'll share this same closeness. I hope they'll know they can call on us for help, and are welcome to show up at our doorstep any time. And most of all, I hope these relationships stay strong and close. Seeing The Husband with his mom always reminds me that just because my children are growing up, it doesn't mean they're growing away.