Florida is fantastic. Our five-bedroom rental house has a pool and a hot tub right out the back door. Rather than spending every day at Disney, we've been laying out by the pool and getting a lot of sun - much more fun than toting small children around amusement parks in upper-80 degree temperatures. All that said, we did spend a few hours at Sea World yesterday and plan to see Adventure Island tomorrow. I've never been to Disney World, believe it or not, so I'm hopeful it will happen.
I love these children, all four of them: 4 year-old girl, 3 year-old boy, 6 month-old boy, and 3 month-old boy. The 3 year-old, Triston, is a crack-up all the time. My good friends' son, he is one of my all-time favorite children. Always, always saying something hilarious.
Just now, as we're watching Ratatouille:
"I don't want to hear another word about rats! I don't like 'em!"
Triston is petrified of getting water in his eyes during bathtime, and although I've proven myself trustworthy, he shakes, whines, and worries that I won't wash his hair the right way. Upon successfully finishing the task with no water in the eyes, I asked him to say "You are awesome, Laura! You didn't get water in my eyes!" He repeated after me. The following night, as I was rinsing his hair amidst his whimpering and whining, he asked,
"Wora, are you awesome?" *crying while speaking*
"Well, we're all done, and I didn't get water in your eyes."
"You're awesome, Wora! . . . . I'm happy now!!" *smiling*
Not wanting his dad to leave for the evening, he exclaimed, "Daaad, don't leave. I don't appreciate that."
There are many more moments where those came from, and I'll be sad to leave my friends as we fly home to our separate locations on Tuesday. It's been a blessing to be here!
. . signing off as the kiddos are dancing to the rolling credits.