” A mother discovers with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children, but because of the friendship formed while raising them” – Gabriel García Márquez
As my children grow I have been struck by how much I not only love them but genuinely like to be with them. Now that Josh is older he can hold his own in pickleball and monopoly, can discuss world events, and can help me so much more with…everything.
Because his birthday falls in August, he’s managed to celebrate in California three of the last six years. We left Friday afternoon and drove straight to an awesome hotel that we had Pricelined. They wanted to charge us $10/night for sheets for the pullout couch in our room. It was memorable.
Here he is opening an early present at the start of our trip. He “forgot”/was too lazy to pack anything to read in the car. He was with me when I bought it, and I hid it so well in my cart I accidently shoplifted it – awesome. ( I went back and paid for it later). We spent the day before his birthday at Newport beach with cousins and grandparents.Continue Reading