WHAT a beautiful day!
I have no idea if I am feeling so well because I am getting better or if it's because Alan and I are going away for a few days for our 10th anniversary...ALONE!
We have never gone away together since having kids. Not even overnight. So this is a really big deal for us... even though we are just going here.
I have a dear friend who is amazing with kids and she has agreed to take the boys for a few days.
I told the boys yesterday, so it wasn't a big surprise... Liam cried on his bed for nearly 30 minutes...:(... I decided that I had to figure out some things about staying at Debbie's he would find exciting.
Our conversation went a little like this:
ME: "Liam, did you know Debbie has two teenage daughters? They know how to read and will read you stories!!!!!"
LIAM: "But I want YOUUUUUUU!"
ME: "Debbie has Two DOGS!!! I bet you could help take them for a walk!"
LIAM: "But I WANT to stay with YOUUUUUU!!!"
ME: "Debbie has a HOT TUB!!!!"
LIAM: "*sniff* Really? But you will be gone too long!?"
ME: "Did you know Debbie's husband is a Police Officer?"
LIAM (no longer crying): "REALLY????!!!! Does he have a GUN?".
I think he is over it.
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