Monday, March 19, 2012

solsc.2012: time with one 19/31

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Friday my mom will be making the l--o--n--g ten hour trek north to visit for a week during spring break. (Grandpa, we will miss you!!! You can always change your mind if you want to come too!) I'm already starting to make plans.  I never want to miss a moment with my mom and my girls. I love to share those moments of joy and happiness, wondering and learning, laughing and playing with her.  Of course, we'll probably do some shopping, walking around the neighborhood, and playing at the park.  We'll be reading many books, completing puzzles, and building towers with blocks.  (Wonder what the girls will want to do? Oh, and what about you, Grandma?)

As much as I love spending time all together, I've also been thinking that I want to devote some quality one-on-one time with each of my girls.  As long as I've known them, even when they were in the 'womb with no view,' they've been a pair, a duo, a twosome.  We do most everything together as a family.  The two are always together.  Always.

I can count on one hand the number of times they have been separated and each time one would call out for the other, wondering where she was.  For me, it was heartbreaking, but the girls managed and survived.  I think they actually appreciated the little extra attention, even if it was a doctor's appointment or a trip to the emergency room. No one to fight for attention or share Momma with!

They are unique little people with distinct personalities.  I need to honor each of my daughters as individuals.  My heartstrings are tugging as I write this . . . but I know I will love the time spent alone with each girl.  And grandma will enjoy only one also!


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10 comments:

  1. Enjoy spending time with your little ones. It's wonderful grandma can spend time with them too. Those days build great memories. Enjoy!

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  2. Have a wonderful time! My boys enjoy time spent apart as well. Someone to focus just on them? Perfect. :)

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  3. Michelle you are so fortunate to have your mom to share and make all these wonderful memories with. Also, I think that's a great idea, one on one time, what would be the difference if they were a couple years apart! You are such a great mom...hmmm look who you took after :-))))

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  4. It sounds like you have the perfect girls' week approaching! The chance to spend one on one time with your girls is a great idea as well for everyone. The interactions are so different in that dynamic.

    Maybe you'll even get some one on one time with your mom. But, if she's like my mom was, she won't want to give up precious time with her grandchildren.

    Enjoy!!

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  5. Your post made me miss my girl and my Samie! I'm so glad that you are working on that one on one thing a bit. I grew up in a family of 3 girls and we were very close together...that kind of time was unheard of. I also remember being in mourning when my sister went overnight to Grandma's without me...yep, definitely sad. xo Nanc

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  6. I'm so looking forward to spending the week with the girls & you! I've been thinking what we can do and sounds like you are thinking that too. One on one time - sounds unique, but the girls need that time of bonding with Momma & Grandma. Friday can't come soon enough! Love ya M

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  7. Won't it be fun to see posts from two writers in the same house, living the same slices! What a great week it will be and time will fly by. Safe travels Judy!

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  8. Elsie's right...this week visit will be fun to read about. I do agree that it will be great for you to spend time with each girl one on one. And I'll be grandma will enjoy it too. It's nice to get to know your grandkids as individuals, not just one of a bunch (well, in your case, two).

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  9. One to one and all together - it's bound to be fun and memorable. I can hear a poem for two voices emerging from this visit. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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  10. Sounds like big fun is in store! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy…

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.