We celebrated the boys 2nd birthday at my parents house this last weekend. The plan was to have a small party and do something simple…things don’t always turn out the way you plan BUT we managed to pull off a nice party with my family and I was able to see my sis who I hadn’t seen in over two years- since the boys were itty bitty!
Being with family makes me realize how much I long for having family live nearby. It would be so great to have the option of “dropping by” my parents for lunch with the boys or having them over for dinner.
Although we live in the same state it’s just not the quick pop over drive I’d like it to be.
I’m one though who shouldn’t gripe too much about it my husband’s parents live 1500 miles away and last time we saw them was a year ago. I need to count my blessings….I’m grateful to have my parents in the same state as me.
Everytime we go over and visit my side of the family, it’s like starting over each time to get the boys used to everyone. And just when they’re starting to warm up to people it’s time to pack up and go back home.
I love my boys and even though it takes them a while to feel comfortable I need to stop apologizing for them. Do you ever do that? It’s easy to say they need a nap or they just woke up from a nap to explain moody behavior but you know what ….they are TWO years old and if anyone out there has a formula for how to produce socially pleasant two year olds at the drop of a hat, I’d love to meet you!
My brother emailed me video of the boys when we sang happy birthday to them. They pretty much cried the whole time and made it seem like they were being tortured. I thought of posting it here but then I thought maybe not.
Here’s to my boys turning two and enjoying the ride!