Getting to spend one-on-one time with anyone is difficult these days. I relish in any time I can get with Jeremy that does not include the kids interrupting, TV background noise, or discussion of finances. (Sounds like an exciting life, doesn’t it?)
But I realize I often take for granted the one-on-one time I get with my kids, especially Cooper. Since he goes to bed before Mason, she gets alone time with us every night. But rarely do I get to spend quality time with Cooper without Mason around or without a bottle in his mouth.
Since yesterday was a snow day, we had the benefit of having a quiet (ha!) day at home. Out of character, Mason decided she wanted a nap right after lunch, and since Cooper had recently woken up from a nap, he and I got the one-on-one time I realized I missed from my maternity leave days.
We got to play with HIS toys in HIS room. This is quite a feat since mostly we play with Mason’s toys in Mason’s room. Best of all, I got Cooper to consistently do “So Big!” (you know… How big is Cooper? So big!) He lifts up his arms and just giggles. It is awesome.
It’s really cool to watch him learn. He is constantly doing something new. With the second child, you forget what all the milestones are supposed to be and when, so it’s nice to just enjoy him without worrying too much about whether he’s behind or ahead. He’s healthy, he’s growing, he’s learning, and he’s loved. That’s what matters.