Black, blue

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Cold. Cold.

The best moments of the day?

  1. When the girls and I walk in the door to the condo and they start dropping their stuff all over the place.
  2. When I sit down on the couch for a few minutes and the girls have made themselves at home. We’ve come a long way since February of 2012.
  3. When we make it out the door with enough time to spare that I don’t have to rush the drop offs.
  4. I put Marlo to bed and spend some solo time with Leta. Marlo is at the age of high demand. I dont say that out of exasperation. Just acknowledging. This is all a gift, and I know that Leta likes this time together. We started watching Once Upon A Time over the break during these quiet hours. I love to see Leta make all the connections. She’s so sharp, even when she’s wrong, the observation strikes a chord. She’s not often wrong.

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Affirmation: Make it happen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.dearing Robin Dearing

    I know that feeling. I love the quite moments with my 12-year-old daughter where we aren’t doing anything but reading or watching TV.

  • Lilly O’Handley

    Having an almost 17-year old, I know every age is great, but I miss the days where the McDonald’s Fun Land was “an event.” Sanitary wipes, anyone?

  • http://twitter.com/silentgoddess silentgoddess

    The older they get the more those “one on one” times become such amazing memories. I worried like crazy about the teen years when my son was a toddler. Now with him at 15 years of age, I can happily say these have been the best years yet. The personality really starts to bloom and you can catch a glimpse of the adult that is just getting ready to emerge. There is nothing like it. I wouldn’t go back to those younger years if you paid me. And luckily it sounds like you are enjoying each and every step along the way. The best is yet to come, Jon!

  • http://lismitchell.blogspot.com/ Pixelfish

    I have a lot of good memories of one-on-one time with my dad. I’m sure Leta will really cherish these times when she gets a bit older….if she doesn’t already. :)