Thanks to my government-funded job, I get off on state holidays, which has allowed me to be home all days with my boys. AND. . . they decided to both sleep in until 7:30 this morning!
That is tangible proof it's a new week, people! Woohoooooooooo!
Before kids, being off of work meant spending the day catching up on tv shows, enjoying my coffee, running errands, and maybe meeting a friend for lunch. These days, having the day off means exactly none of that. But it did give us some time to catch up with family today.
I'm almost a thousand miles away from my sister and her family and my parents. I see my sister at most, three times a year, which is unacceptable, but a current reality. My parents are able to visit us a little more, which I am so grateful for, but I still always wish for more time.
Today, (and many days), I'm thankful for Skype. It's made being so far from the ones I love a little bit easier.
When the little ones change and grow on almost a weekly basis, being able to see one another at least allows us to feel as though we are "there" for some of milestones.
A typical conversation consists Tyson is usually trying to reach the computer to push any and all buttons and J-man is trying to give hugs and fist bumps through the computer screen. It's chaotic and loud and crazy, but it's a tiny piece of family connection that I miss so dearly.
Thankful for technology and the day off today!