Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Feelin' Sad

Later on today Ian's parents will be arriving to pick up the children. They're going to have them from this evening through to Sunday.

I'm going to miss them so much.

I know it's important for them to spend time with their grandparents and that they like to visit with the children without Mom and Dad hanging around.

Still... I am feeling very sad and my stomach hurts a little bit. Ok, it hurts a lot. I don't mind if they go to visit someone....I just want them sleeping under my roof at night.

I love being with my children and I am very selfish about my time with them. They come first and Ian often has to remind me that before they came along we were Ian and Kate and that relationship needs to be nurtured. I know he's right.

Ian and I are going to see Dark Knight tomorrow night. His third viewing, my first. It's made $400 million in 18 days. Incredible. My mom and aunt will watch Jordan for us.

I finished putting together some "care packages" for them. There is one for each day they will be away.





Each envelope has two Hershey Kisses and two Hershey Hugs. They always get lots of hugs and kisses at bedtime so these will take the place of the real deal.

I put two Hershey Kisses in their lunches every single day during the school year. Just so they know I am thinking about them.

Wednesday's envelopes are cards with a picture of each child with me and a note for them to read before bed.

Thursday's envelopes contain a deck of cards for each and the back of the cards is a photo of them. Ian ordered these from Hong Kong. Very cool.

Friday's envelopes have Pokemon cards in them. They are SO into Pokemon. If they aren't trading the cards they are having battles, or watching the tv show or watching movies about them on the computer or playing with their stuffed Pokemon characters..... Honestly. I am all Pokemon-ed right out.

Saturday's envelopes have notebooks and pens inside. They can draw pictures or write about their adventures while they are away.

Sunday's envelopes have The Cooties in them. This is a long story so I'll give you the short version. A few years ago my mom started teasing Sam about having Cooties. They are always trying to give them to each other in new and creative ways. My mom wrapped them up as a Christmas gift for them to open Christmas morning. She has also mailed them to Sam as well as emailed them. I wish I could see their faces when they open up their Cooties.

*I* can't get them because I have the only Cootie Lock in the entire world so I am forever exempt.

Yes... we actually play with The Cooties. I don't even know what they are. Germs maybe? Ahh well. We have fun with them. They tend to give all their Cooties to Jordan because she can't give them back. Ohhh but one day...

Well I am off to bed. It's after 1:30am and I am very tired now. We are going to have our pancakes on the porch later on this morning and then I need to finish packing their bags and gather whatever things they want to bring.

Stay tuned for my pity post later on this afternoon once the children have left.

Sniff sniff...

6 comments:

  1. Ian (the hub)10:31 AM

    Don't worry Sweetie... you'll get lots of hugs and kisses while they're away too...

    Awwwww.....

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  2. Your care packages are so sweet!

    Hugs!!

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  3. Love the packages! I remember the first time my little guy was away from me for a few days/nights....it was VERY hard and you think about them constantly, but they'll have fun and lot's of exciting things to tell you about and you'll have some nice quality time with Ian. Try to enjoy!

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  4. That is hilarious about the cooties!

    you are such a great mom to do up care packages! This is one of those things that they will always remember and hopefully do for their children too!

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  5. Ian (the hub)10:58 PM

    Don't worry Sweetie... you'll get lots of hugs and kisses while they're away too...

    Awwwww.....

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  6. That is hilarious about the cooties!

    you are such a great mom to do up care packages! This is one of those things that they will always remember and hopefully do for their children too!

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