I admit it; I have it ALL. I get it. I mean, if you know me, you know I pinch myself every day in near disbelief over how good we have it. Especially now that we have the HOME. And what’s IN the home?!? Only everything I ever wanted or could have ever hoped for. FAMILY. MY family. Not one but TWO beautiful children. STUNNERS actually. Healthy, bright, loved, loving, secure, you name it. We LAUGH almost daily over the level to which we are able to meet and exceed their needs, even their wants. Not that it’s easy, but it is -at times- ridiculous. (To wit: today after bath, my not-yet-two-year-old daughter still had a bit of ennui. So she took me by the hand to the chair that rotates and said, “‘Pin!” So I spinned her around for a while. And then she -generously identifying her own needs for me- said, “Bubble!” So next she is running around frolicking in a veritable shower of bubbles, naked of course. And she was happy. Duh!)
And who is this “We?” Me and my *husband.* Yes, him. The Big Guy. Tall Paul. Big Kahuna Man. Chief Enchilada in my love and domestic life. The most suitable life partner I could have ever asked for. The one whose equanimous nature perfectly compliments my… ahem, sometimes rocky one. And gives everything to my children I ever dreamed; real, deep, true attention, care and love!
YET! Yet. I also admit; just a little bit -and god forgive me if I am complaining- today, just a smidge, I feel… (ouch)… a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit sorry for myself. There. I said it.
Why? Well, this. I get that it is no longer special for the woman to be the breadwinner in the family. And that I struck the jackpot with my career. And that I struck the jackpot with my epitome of a Super Dad in a partner. But -waaaaaah!- that means they get to go do the fun stuff while I’m off to work! (Even IF I enjoy my job.)
Here they are, moments ago, loading up, to take the BIKE to the TRAIN to the COUNTRY to their COUSINS’ weekend home to PLAY in the WOODS and the POND with EACH OTHER and the little DOGS too! (OK, not so little!)
So I have to blog about it. And show this amazing beauty and wonder that is my healthy, beautiful, lucky, lucky, beautiful *flamly.* Wallow, relish, publish, repeat.
Now, where did I put my cape??