(I actually wrote this yesterday afternoon, and I am just now posting it.)
This guy was my date for the day.
Scott traveled to Alabama today to pick up some furniture that we are "inheriting" from his brother and sister-in-law. He is coming back here, along with his parents, tomorrow morning. All along he planned to go without us, so that the kids wouldn't have to do that trip two days in a row. Well at the last minute, Ada decided that she wanted to go.
This is a big deal for Ada in the face of all the fear she has been dealing with lately. She rarely wants to be separated from me at all, so I was excited that she was eager to go with Scott. Obviously, Scott is with her, and she is going to familiar place to be with family, but these days there isn't much that she is willing to do away from me. Plus it's an unexpected break for me!!! It's crazy the difference in having just John compared to Ada and John.
It's been fun to have a little one on one time with John. It has made me realize how most of the time, John is just along for the ride. Today, I spent a lot more time than usual talking to him in the grocery store, rather than trying to corral Ada and all of her energy. And in the car, instead of answering Ada's endless questions (which I love; it's just a fact that they are endless), I was having a little "chat" with John. It's been such a treat.
It's the first time in a year that I have spent a night away from Ada. The last time was when I was in the hospital having John, so it's a strange feeling to be here in the house alone (with John sleeping upstairs, obviously). I think I am going to take full advantage and head to bed early.
Update: Ada did great on the trip, hardly missing me at all, I think, and for anyone who is interested (family, a handful of loyal friends, maybe), she has now been off of miralax for several days and continues to have success on the potty. I am SO THANKFUL for this because I don't like giving her all of that miralax. Thank you, Lord, for answered prayer!!!