As much as I needed a break from them, man did I miss them!
Nothing beats conversations with your favourite kiddos.
While cuddling with Elise.
Me: Elise you sounds stuffy.
Elise: I am not stuffy. My stuffed animals are stuffy. I am a kid!
While opening the presents I brought them, which included dice, chocolate poker chips and a dice sucker:
Michael: So Mom…. Does Las Vegas have a lot of dice?
And finally Mr. Patrick while playing with a tape measure near Elise.
He pulls the tape measure out to his full wing span.
Patrick: Elise, I love you this much.
Me: What number does it say?
Patrick: It isn’t a number, it is to the end of the galaxy.
He lets the tape measure woosh back in completely and turns to Michael and smirks.
Michael: That isn’t nice Patrick.
Patrick’s grin grows wider.
Patrick: I hate you this much Michael.
Michael thinks for a moment.
Michael: I hate you that much too Patrick.
They giggle and I repress my urge to admonish them for using the word ‘hate.”
I missed them. It was good to get away but it is better to be back.