But I guess it’s different this time because I’m treating this journal as a gift to my children. So many times I say to myself “Oh, I should write down whatever-cute-thing-he/she-just-did” and then never get around to doing it. Or I’ll think I should write down this important event so they’ll know how I feel about it, but of course never get around to doing that either. I want to remember those things so that I’m able to share everything with the three of them. I want to share the good things, the fun things, the bad things, the learning experiences, and just the “little” things that touch my heart.
So who are the “they” I keep referring to? Tater, Ms. L, and Ms. M….the most important people in mine and hubby’s life! Tater’s our little miracle….after trying for years to have a baby, we finally were blessed with him in 2007. He’s 2-1/2 and let me just say that he’s a handful!! Ms.L & Ms. M are our twins girls that we were blessed with in 2009. They are “easy” babies and are as different as night and day. They all keep us busy. They all keep us guessing. They all keep us frustrated. They all keep us grounded. And they all keep us constantly in love with them.
A quick description of the kids…
Ms. L is: shy, standoffish, soooo sweet, happy, a mama’s girl, and flirty (you should see her bat her eyes at her daddy!). Her nicknames include Drama (and when she gets really dramatic, we announce she’s going to be do a dramatic reading), Bean, and unfortunately I occasionally (accidentally) call her Lola – the name of one of our dogs.
Ms.M is: outgoing, independent, not at all patient, and giggles and growls a lot. Her nicknames include Onomatopoeia, Mauna, Chung King, and Tortilla.
Don’t ask me where these nicknames come from; that would be a whole other post! Suffice it to say there’s a story behind them all and I’m sure I’ll get around to explaining them at some point.
I’m looking forward to this! I just hope I can keep it up because it’s really for the kids to have and to hopefully someday share with their own children. I’m not a writer and, as I mentioned, my life isn’t really all that exciting, but it’s mine and I love it!
And so it goes…