Day 3 sans Patrick

Michael was up in the middle of the night with an earache. I am glad Patrick wasn’t here because he would have lost sleep because of it. He is feeling slightly better this morning while feasting on leftover pancakes. Patrick loves pancakes… I have a feeling that Nama is spoiling him rotten and he is wanting for nothing. I bet he gets fresh pancakes not toasted leftovers.

A little bittersweet this morning.

Today is swim lessons for Patrick and Elise. I don’t get to watch him smile is big goofy grin during lessons or watch him do his happy hop when I remind him it is swim lesson day or listen to him go on and on about “scooping up” and kicking in the water on the drive home from lessons. BUT I should be scrambling to pack up his and Elise’s swim lesson gear but I don’t have too. I am blogging instead. I just have to grab Elise’s too cute swim suit and a towel and call it good. I don’t have to deal with the tantrums that ensue when it comes time to get out of the pool. I don’t have to feed the bottomless pit after lessons and I don’t have to wake up the grumpy over tired boy from a way too short nap to pick up Michael from school.

In fact, I might just skip Elise’s lessons too! No swimming at all… She won’t care. Plus She just got a bath last night and still smells like pink baby lotion. I would hate to ruin that with chlorine water. Ah, it is too easy to come up with reasons to skip.

It is a small (or BIG) miracle that I graduated both High School and College.

We all miss Patrick. I think Michael misses him the most. Although Elise loves him more than anyone. No one makes her smile and giggle like Patrick does (Don’t believe me? Ask Beth. She saw it all first hand last week) I even miss his devious little smile that flashes across his face just before doing something naughty.

Saturday. Can’t wait. Miss you Patrick. I hope you are having fun. I know you are. See you in 3 sleeps!

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