And our family. My God, I am more in love with our little family each and every day. The boyz continue to amaze and delight Hubby and me. Every day gets easier and better with them. We actually ate 2 meals out this weekend. 2 meals! And it wasn't even McD's! We seriously haven't done that in over 6 years.
We had 2 other couples over to watch the football games on Sunday afternoon. 6 adults, 7 children, ages 2-1/2 to 6.
While the adults imbibed (responsibly, of course. Heh.), the children played, watched movies and rammed around. Incredibly, no one cried, no one got hurt, no one fought. (I'm speaking about the kids, mind you. There was political talk amongst the adults, so there was plenty of fighting over that.)
And oh, how we laughed. The discussions ranged from bikini waxing, to camping, to old college stories (always when this crowd gets together), to oral sex. Yep.
At the end of the night (around 10pm), the adults were
After this Sunday night, I was struck with the realization that we are over the hump. That this parenting gig doesn't always have to revolve around structure and routine and rigidity; naptimes, bedtimes and diaper changes; nutritious meals and educational television. That I can actually cut loose and relax and you know what? The boyz will be fine. Better than fine. And so will I.