Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Monthly Newsletter #68

Dear Landon,

This month went by pretty quickly. Maybe it’s because you spent so much time with your daddy. Which is a good thing. And I promise to always encourage you to spend the time you can with your daddy. So this month, you went to Destin, Florida with your daddy and his family for a week. You left on Mother’s day weekend and came back the following Saturday night. I got a lot of flak from various people about “letting” you go on Mother’s Day weekend. And I want you to know that I’d do it again.

We went out to dinner the night before you left to celebrate Mother’s day. You gave me the awesome flowers you made at school out of coffee filters…in fact, I still have them in the living room. Also, in return your daddy set you loose in the souvenir store and told you that you could get me whatever you wanted, since I let him have you on Mother’s Day. You picked out 4 magnets and 2 T-shirts for me – all very cool.

I’m not going to lie, there was some deprograming to be done in the following weeks, but I wasn’t the only one fighting it – your daddy was too. I believe you are back to normal now, so at least there’s that.

When you and your daddy got back into town you asked if I could come get you that night because you missed me. And I did. The next day I had promised Miss Catherine that I would watch Baby Jack for the day so that she could get her house ready to put on the market. We went and picked him up and took him to Hermann Park. We rode the train, fed the ducks…er…pigeons – I have no clue where all the ducks were, and we went to the zoo. We had a blast that day. And I re-confirmed that I do not want any more children and you reconfirmed that maybe little brothers that you can borrow and give back are better than little brothers who would irritate you 24/7.

The following weekend was crazy busy. It was a 3 day weekend, and I don’t really know what I was thinking when I agreed to everything, but it all worked out. On Friday night you graduated from pre-K. Very cute ceremony, the classes each recited a poem, and then after they gave you the “diplomas” (or as you call them “plomas”) you all went back up and sang a song.

Saturday morning, I took you to the third mud run I’ve done. It was the first one you’d been to (that was supposed to be muddy). You were not impressed by the mud, you are the cleanest little kid I’ve ever met, you have no desire whatsoever to get muddy. I guess it will be a while before I can talk you into doing on of these runs with me. And that’s okay.

Right after I got sprayed off by the fire truck we went home, I showered and we immediately got back in the car to go to one of your friend’s birthday parties. After which we met Catherine and Jack for dinner.

On Sunday we went down to see Grandma and Grandpa Logan…actually I went down there to make a quilt for my friend’s baby shower, you got to play with Zoey while I did it. And on Monday we went to Jack’s birthday party. So despite my only having you one weekend out of the month, I think I was able to cram enough stuff in there, that I made up for it.

This month we begin swimming lessons. So I really need you to pay attention and do what your teacher tells you to do. I know you can do it.




Anonymous said...

I'm sorry if Mother's Day caused you friction with others. I do appreciate you sharing your time with Landon with me and appreciate the flexibility you allow me to have. And I know you agree that there is no such thing as to much time with the coolest kid walking the planet.


Kristine said...

As I said, I'd do it again. I have no regrets over the decision we made.