Jonas (almost 9 months old)
Jack (2.75 years old)
Amidst the busy-crazy-wild thing I call life, I have felt a fullness lately. That fullness is my boys.
Jonas has started pulling up: he's working on getting three new teeth, adding to the two bottom ones he already sports. He dances and chats nonsense and enjoys playing with his big brother. His wild hair reminds me of those little trolls I collected as a young girl.
Jack talks all of the time, and he's getting quite the sense of humor. The other day while singing "buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks," he changed the line to "Cracker Jonas." Cleverness. Jack also has started "going to work" or telling us (such as after he put on one of his father's button up shirts) that he is ready for work. When he "comes back," he tells me he had fun at work. (I hope this is true in the future.) What does he do at his job? I'm waiting to find out. Right now all I know is that he sits down in the van and drives there.
They are bonding in cute and frustrating ways. Jonas goes to bed an hour earlier than Jack, but he's been waking up when Jack comes their shared room and wanting to play. We took Jonas on a trip (since baby still flies free) and left Jack with my mom. Jonas was lonesome without his big brother and thrilled when they were reunited.
I didn't plan on working while wifing and mothering, but I also didn't plan on loving my job. Somehow I've got it all, even though having it all means having to figure out what to do with all of it!
But it's worth it.
I am so blessed.
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