Wednesday, August 1, 2007

More thoughts on "our little crew"

Being gone a weekend with one child can really stir up a lot of thoughts. What I am realizing is that our family is exactly what it is supposed to be. I always worry about the attention each one of our kids get and even feel guilty about not having more one on one time with each of them. I was blown away with Asjia's behavior on our trip to Texas. It seemed like she just flourished. It made me wonder what each one of the boys would have been like on their own. Who would my kids be if they were a singleton, how much further would they be in terms of development if I had hours to invest in things like colors, numbers, or potty training one at a time.

Then I came home. As we drove in to our neighborhood, Asjia covered up her eyes and literally started squealing. She was so excited. We got to the driveway and she threw her little arms up in the air, "we home" "Macy, Kaya, Daya"! She walked through the front door and ran to them, gave them hugs and was patting them on the head. She was so excited to help Mommy pass out surprises to everyone. I had wondered if the boys even noticed her being gone, and yes they surely had. They seem to have bonded with one another. She talked about them the whole time.

Last night at bedtime it was as if they were all overjoyed to be reunited in their bed together. They all ran upstairs, snuggled up and were soundly sleeping in no time. Today they are still excited to be back together. They were playing ring around the rosy all day and one thought kept coming back in to my child can't play ring around the rosy with themselves. Things are as they should be for our silly little family.


triplet mama said...

I have the same thoughts/worries about singletons vs. multiples, but feel like the uniqueness that we have will outweigh it all! Reading your other post about walking places with Asjia....not tied up in the wagon...was an example of one of the singleton activities I envy. But I know we'll get there...someday! There's nothing like seeing your kiddos appreciate each other and begin to show that love.

Undomestic Goddess said...

I was just thinking about the kids tonight. My thoughts were that you had such a blessed thing happen and how each one is soooo diffrent from the other in every way. I also thought about how much I miss the "Handy Bar" and my chair

3 Peas N A Pod said...

I have the same worries about my little ones. Although I miss them dearly when they are gone, I am always grateful when my in-laws or my parents take a baby overnight. They can give that baby one-on-one attention that I cannot provide. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. What a surprise for your mom! I cannot think of a better present. I love you pictures. They really capture a beautiful sweetness.

Take care,
Kelley (mom of Gracie, Ellie & Sarah)

loren said...

We've been thinking about dropping two of the kids off at auntie Stephie's house so we can have one-on-one time with the girls. Now reading this makes me wonder even more if we should do it!

Don't you love how they can play ring around the rosie??? I've gotten about 20 videos of just that 'cause I think it's absolutely adorable. They no longer need mommy to get them started - Alison just starts yanking her sisters around by their hands until she gets them to play :)

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