Monday, August 3, 2009

Away I Go


After luxuriating at home for the last month, I am headed back to work this morning. It's funny how quickly I got used to having all 3 members of our little family unit at home everyday. I think we would have eventually gotten bored, but 30 some days was not enough to do it. Waking up at 9 or 9:30--yes, Violet sleeps that late!--eating breakfast together Leave-It-To-Beaver-style, and then tackling our house chores for the day--it was a pretty nice little bubble we were living in. We made some progress on the house, not as much as I'd hoped, but not totally worthless, either. We took some bike rides, got to the pool a few times, walked around the new 'hood and met some neighbors, visited with family, and generally enjoyed life. The rigorous exercise regimen that I was going to follow EVERYDAY never materialized, but fortunately I was able to stick to my Twice Daily Dessert program which I'm sure will offset any workouts I missed. Yum pie...

Shawn has another 2 weeks off before school begins again for him so my two partners in crime will be ending the summer the same way they began it, with some quality Daddy-Daughter time. Having this extended chunk of time off has done wonders for Violet's relationship with Shawn. She still has her moments when no one but Mommy will do, but she is becoming far less discriminating when it comes to whose leg she'll nuzzle into to hide from strangers. They have developed their own games to play together and Daddy is the only one thus far who has been able to elicit a certain high pitched shriek of pleasure from Violet during rumpus time. I'll miss them today!

Next weekend is going to bring about another Violet and Shawn milestone: their first solo overnight together. I'll be heading to Nashville, TN for my future sister in law Steph's bachelorette party so the other two Pierces will be holding down the fort. I am excited, but a bit apprehensive about leaving Vi overnight. She sleeps like a champ for us, but when she does wake up, she usually nurses for a minute or two to drift back off. The night nursing doesn't bother me a bit; quite the opposite actually. It's such a snugly time and has become so instinctual for both of us, I frequently don't even fully wake up to do it. I know that Daddy's loving arms are just as capable as mine, and I also know that if I never give them a chance, then Shawn won't ever be on call at night. I'm sure they'll be fine, they always are. And, after a few gin and tonics in Nashville, I'll be fine too! Who knows, maybe I'll even enjoy my ME time...

1 comment:

Aly said...

It's hard to give control over to Daddy, but is always rewarding. I've had that same moment of pause about leaving for the night, as it'll be Andy's first with both boys too. We'll have fun celebrating Stephanie in Nashville, while the boys will probably pool their resources and create a daddy-day-care. :)