Well we thought wrong. We were having such a great time we stayed up till midnight, and then Hayden, being the newborn that he was, decided to keep us up half the night. The next morning we were complete toast. Art took the first shift with Hayden and let me get some sleep, then when Hayden took his first nap at about 8:30, he climbed back into bed, where I was still sleeping, and left the kids out in the living room playing Wii. Almost two hours later, we woke in a fog, and the taste of negligent parenting was fresh in our mouths. It was 10 am and the older kids had not had breakfast (although they were not complaining), and they were still playing video games. Miranda was also due at our house in less than an hour to start taking pictures, and we had to get Taylor to and from swim lessons in that short hour.
I see that my husband and I had had a good time the night before with good friends. And that the old me would have rescheduled our night with friends, or cancelled it, so that I could look fresh the next morning and everything would be oh so perfect. I see that I’m learning to let go of perfect, and realize that life as is, is just as sweet and perfect. Because really, perfectly combed hair or not, and matching outfits, isn’t what it’s all about. I look at these pictures and I see first and foremost, love. Our little family of 5 is now complete.
Thanks Miranda for capturing these moments with our new little family. The perfect and the not so perfect. And I’m most impressed that through all the craziness of that morning, you managed to keep the Lego’s star ship out of all the shots. Most impressive indeed my friend.