This boy took a job in Utah.
He leaves next week. He took the job the day before we flew out of Seattle to my sister’s East Coast Nuptials. It was a bit of a hectic frenzy. As you can imagine. And it wasn’t until after the bride an groome had boarded a plane for Ireland that I had the mental breakdown that I deserved. I had tried to stave it off by making lists. You know how I like the lists?
List of things to go, to stay, to get rid of, to return. List of things to do, people to see, places to visit before we leave.
Then we arrived home and promptly (two days later) boarded a plane for Utah to find a place to move The Burrow inhabitants to. Well not all of them. The Chickens are off to another home, and Sweet Lily will be staying with my in laws until we have a yard for her. This rural crowd is packing up and headed to an apartment, which will be nothing like the Burrow.
The Burrow. How can I leave it? It’s ninety year old self, complete with weird wiring, drafty rooms and lack of doors. One big package of homeowner’s nightmare wrapped up in my heartstrings.
It’s a good thing that man is cute.
*When I’m 64- The Beatles
Ever since he read the Percy Jackson series (twice) my eight year old has been telling people that his real father is Poseidon.
Apparently I ‘hooked up’ a lovely colloquialism he picked up from the book (thank you) but has no idea what it means (thank you, thank you) with Poseidon, before I got married to his father. What with all that time I spent in Ancient Greece and all, I used to get around, if you know what I mean.
Sure it was awkward at first explaining the four year long gestation period and then of course the questions of why the baby could move water with his mind. Now that it’s all out in the open, it just so much easier. Sure, the Man had a period of adjustment, but hey what can you say when you are married to the mother of a demigod? Really?
*hey Hey- Led Zeppelin
Dad: Okay, you are my safety guy, if I get hurt with the chainsaw you will run and tell mom
Son: Okay, I will run and tell mom but if a WILD ANIMAL COMES OUT OF THE WOODS AND KILLS YOU DEAD!!!! THEN I WILL RUN TO MOM BECAUSE THAT WILL BE A SERIOUS EMERGENCY!!
Home for the HOlidays
*Can I have this dance, for the Rest of my life-Anne Murray
-Eleven Years Later.
Inspired by SouleMama’s Moments.
He knows the way to my heart is through Time. The time spent on these gifts are more meaningful than any fancy dinner. (Although he is great at those too).
It even came with chocolate in it.