Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I like you just the way you are

Today Liam went to work with me and can I just say that I totally see the Shawn in him. Wanna know why? Well, I gave him a little job to do- washing the (glass) windows and doors, and told him I'd pay him 50 cents. He got done with that and BAM it's like a fire got lit under his booty. All of a sudden he was streaking from here to there doing all sorts of little jobs. He emptied out the trash into the outside trash can, vacummed, swept the outside, refilled the candy that needed refilling, re-arranged the hats, dusted, and was going to refill the drink cooler vendor thingy but I stopped him when I realized he was refilling it with expired drinks. ;) He did all that without a word from me. So Shawn. Not being able to sit still- always busy busy busy. I paid him a dollar for all that hard work- he definitely earned it! If I dont watch out he'll be stealing my job from me!

After work Shawn asked me to come over to the house and clean the brick so the mud from this weekend's rain wouldnt stain it. While I was doing that Liam and Addy worked their way over to hole number 3 in our backyard, and it's kind of built up on a hill. They had the best time just hanging out on that hill. Eventually Liam hit upon the fantastic idea of rolling down it and I had serious flashbacks watching he and addy doing that because it reminds me of walking down to UT Tyler with my family on Sundays and they had a humongous hill that my brothers and I would ruin our jeans on. That is one of my favorite things though (i'm flashing back to the present, folks- stay with me)- watching my kids have fun together, and laugh and run around. It makes up for all the cranky, why-did-you-hit-your-sister, addy-dont-take-things-from-your-brother-please-stop-screaming-like-a-banshee moments.

And of course the kids got filthy so when we got home they got plunked in the bath tub. Sometimes while they're in there I play with my makeup, and tonight I was playing around with my eyeshadows. I was in the middle of putting some on, and Liam goes "Mom, you dont have to wear makeup. I like you just the way you are." I. love. that boy.

After I got the kids to sleep Shawn asked me to come back over to the house and help with some more stuff, and it was strange walking alone together, because that hasn't happened in quite a while. I was like "so.....how are you? what's goin on in your life?" He was like "I know! It feels like I've been out of town or something and we havent talked in forever!" I will be so glad when we are done with this house and we can both have a normal life again. 6 more weeks..............









I'll try not to end up in a rubber room by that time!!

4 comments:

Karie said...

I loved reading about the moments your kids are having. It is fun to flash back too. Thanks for sharing!!! It is awesome having a boy and a girl isn't it!!

Hannah said...

I can relate to that with my husband! Sometimes we're so busy with work, kids, and callings by the end of the week on our date night we are like, "Who are you again?" We spent our Valentine's Day in the hospital ... no action that night, but still evidence of love I guess! Ha! Ha! Ha!

ashley82 said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE READING YOUR BLOGS! CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE BUNCHES OF TIME WITH YOU AGAIN...AND BY THE WAY...I'M YOUR BIGGEST BLOG FAN, THE HUBSTOPS ARE GONNA HAVE TO GET IN THE BACK SET ON THAT BUS. LOVE YOU BABES, WE'RE ALMOST THERE. FEW MORE WEEKS.....HOPEFULLY

ashley82 said...

that was my husband that commented up there before this one. Isnt he a sweetie??