After The Michigan Trip


Somebody from Facebook asked me if I left Evan at home during our girl bonding time in Michigan. I answered Tom made that suggestion but I wasn’t prepared to be away from my son for 4 days. I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Ever since he was born the most I have been away from my sonĀ  was overnight, twice. The first time was when I ran the Grand Rapids relay race 2 (?) years ago. The second time was in the Philippines last year. I did try for 2 nights for the last one but I missed him too much on the first day. Heck, I missed him after 4 hours. Still do.

But I was sure with Lanie’s sons, who were close to his age, and with their toys I know that he will be distracted enough to not want any attention from me. I was right, the most interaction we did was during mealtimes, bath and bedtime. Then afterwards, after reading to him 3 books, off I would go again to join Lanie, Rose and Cielito downstairs for more bonding. I thought that Evan would have trouble sleeping with the new surroundings with the lights off (although I did leave the door slightly ajar) but he didn’t. By the end of the day he was just exhausted. It was play, play and play for him.

So I was very amused upon waking up the morning after our trip this (photo above) was what greeted me . He missed his books so much that he did a lot of catching up on his reading. Before I had Evan I thought it would be so cool if my child would love books as much as we do but I ever expected that he will be this into it. Tom and I were not like that. Yup, so cool!

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2 Responses to After The Michigan Trip

  1. Ed says:

    My daughter just got back from a week at her grandparents farm. I tell you a house never seemed so quite with no 4 year old running around and my wife working from her apartment. It was almost depressing and would have been had I not known that all would be back to normal at the end of the week. It is amazing how much we adapt to having kids.

  2. geri says:

    Ed, they are really an extension of ourselves. Wow, one week! I guess working would make it a little easier. She had a blast with her grandparents for sure. I remember always looking forward to visiting mine when smaller.

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