Thursday mornings with Oliver.

Because of Oliver’s kindergarten schedule, a couple times a month it works out that Ivy is in preschool and Oliver is at home. The very first time it happened, we planned a date. Now Oliver has decided we would always have a date when Ivy is in school, and so we have. As soon as I get back in the van after dropping her off, Oliver says, “And now we’re on our date!”

We usually just go to Tim Horton’s for a donut and an apple juice, but sometimes he asks to go get a giant cinnamon bun at Pineridge Hollow, and I never say no to that! He says Tim Horton’s is our regular date, and he does look like a little regular when we go now. He opens the doors for me, inspects and chooses a donut, and then proceeds to sit down in one of our two regular places, either by the fireplace or in a booth. The fireplace is our favorite spot, obviously.

Then we come home and hang out together. It’s really nice getting to spend some one-on-one time with a middle kid, who’s barely ever had a parent to himself since birth.


It makes me wish I could do more dates with Seth and Ben, but that feels almost impossible.

Today we came home for a little cuddle and some selfies, because Oliver’s cute face and messy hair needed to be documented. But why am I getting so old looking? #concerning

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Oliver tripped over Seth and landed on his chin on the hardwoods last night. He was crying super hard and I was all, “get over it”, until we noticed the bruise.

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Sometimes I’m not the best at parenting.

But he survived, and it’s all good. When Ivy is done preschool we’re going to head to Ikea for lunch with a friend, where we also take advantage of the free childcare.

My back is super sore, probably from hunching over a sewing machine making the Christmas jammies, but I must carry on. I have to take advantage of the one-kid quietness that is going on, and churn out at least another pajama top. Bathrooms are starting to frighten me and need to be cleaned in a bad way. My mother-in-law will be here this afternoon, so this is a chore that is not optional today.

But before I get to it, another kiss and hug for my little boyfriend. I love you Oliver, seriously.

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One thought on “Thursday mornings with Oliver.

  1. Susan H. says:

    I find it so peaceful when there is just one at home with me, there’s no fighting!
    And nothing motivates me to clean more than when I know my MIL is coming over, lol.

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