Parenting is kind of like having a puppy: that so cute/smell good/make you smile all the time stage that makes you wish they would stay that small. But then you realize you really want to see what they'll do next and who they'll become. Maybe you can just skip the few years where they'll embarass you by talking about farts or "POOP!" in public. Or the stage (currently) where they'll sternly tell their baby doll to "GO to BED!". I swear we don't say it like that! But then the next minute she'll put her baby on the potty or feed her with the sweetest gesture and most gentle voice. Or the soft "it's okay" when the baby doll is "crying". Although we ARE ready to grow out of the booty dance with a smack on her behind (thanks Deeta for the dance lesson that's imbedded in her memory!) which always happens to get modeled during a Skype session with Gma & Gpa. Ahh, toddlers!
So today for Mama's Day, we drove motorpool practice routes - good times! Honestly, our choice to go along for part of the day and see Papa in practice action. Impressive! Ceiba & I had a nice nap during the afternoon, while Papa continued more work. And in the evening we went to my new favorite VA restaurant, Clare & Don's Beach Shack, for yummy fried foods and key lime pie. If you're in the Falls Church VA area, you MUST check out this FL style restaurant. You'll feel like you're in Key West, and the food is great!
(l to r, Chris & Ceiba, Ceiba checking out the menu, Mama digging into the fried oysters)
(l to r, my fried oysters & rings- AWESOME, fried pickles, Chris's shrimp 3 ways)
HAPPY MAMA'S DAY!!