Why you should always check your child over before putting them to bed...
If you can't tell, that is a sucker that is wrapped up tight in her hair. It must have gotten stuck to her clothing in the car and when I put her into bed I missed it. Luckily it was removed easily with warm water. She was, understandably, quite upset about the whole ordeal.
Today we spent the morning over at my Mom's. No real reason, just because. The kids had a blast and it was nice to take a shower in peace, catch up with all my Mom's magazines and talk. I enjoy seeing Shelly when she is home for the summers, and this time is especially precious since she's leaving for Boston in August.
While I was making dinner, Ethan was watching over the quesadillas and chatting with me. I told him that Grammy would be here tomorrow to babysit him and Gwen. He asked, "Poppa too?". I replied, "No, do you remember that Poppa went to heaven to be with Jesus?". He sagely replies, "Poppa misses a lot of people". Rather stunned at this reply from a 3 year old, I said, "Yes, he does. Do you miss him?". He hung his head and said, "Yeah".
Wow. Feelings of loss just hit you at the most unexpected places and times.