Honestly, I was scared of this weekend. Scared of it. I was happy for my husband and supportive of him going to our church's men's camp out, but I was freaking out inside at the thought of solo parenting all weekend. It's funny how you can genuinely want someone you love to go, get filled up and have that great time and at the same time, you can be totally dreading it! Heck, I'm the one who signed him up to go!
The thing is that being alone basically just scares me. I'm a girl who craves quiet time, but can't stand being alone. I've always felt like loneliness is the worst feeling in the world- maybe that's why I so desperately never want anyone in my life to feel it.
Friday morning I kissed him goodbye and mentally jazzed myself up for a weekend of single parenting. We would go and do lots of fun things. We would be outside lots. We'd explore, eat ice cream, buy pizza, cook very little, do very little laundry and basically have a little stay-cation of our own. We would make it fun!
Friday morning, we headed out to Padilla Bay and went to the Nature Reserve. This place was so neat! It was our first time being there and I was so impressed with the activities that they have for kids.
The lake was full of frogs, really BIG frogs and the kids had the best time sitting and watching them. On our way back, Judah and I ran the trail. Eliza was on my back in the ergo, so as I ran, I held onto her really tight. Running and smiling at him was the highlight of my weekend. I forget that his love language is quality time and that it's those little things that really bond us.
When we reached the end of the trail, Eliza was laughing and Judah and I were out of breath with red faces and huge grins. I told him that I want this to become a new thing for us- running trails together. It's the coolest thing to see little glimpses of how cool he's going to be as he gets older. I never wish the days away, but it makes watching him get older not so hard, when I discover those new things that we'll be able to do together.
Today we did a few things outside. Paisley and I harvested some garlic and planted spinach, cilantro and onions for a little fall garden.