Something seems different about you these days. I can't quite put my finger on it. You seem older, wiser, more mature, even more responsible. When did this happen? And how?
You come home from school and do your chores and start your homework, without me having to stay on top of you.
You seem more relaxed in your skin. Self-confident. Maybe football has helped with that. Although you sure do beat yourself up sometimes after practice worrying about that tackle you missed. Breaks my heart.
Your goofiness is starting to come out. You know you got that from me? I can't help but love that. And your laugh. I love your laugh. I love when you & I share a smile or eye roll over Cam or Bella's heads because they're getting on our nerves or said something funny.
I love when it's just you and me in the car (because Cameron and Bella fight in the backseat) and we get the chance to just talk. Like last night after practice. You cried to me about how you did "terrible at practice". You were frustrated, and I could understand. But dammit, I couldn't really do anything to make you feel better. Until you said, "Can we do that thing?" That thing where I let you sit on your knees in the seat and stick your head out through the moon roof. But only when it's dark (cause I don't want to the neighbors to see and call the cops on me). And only once we turn onto our street (because I'm only going 25 but you feel like we're flying). The wind is rushing in your face, and you look down at me with this big grin on your face. And I did it, I made you feel better. And then I know that I'm doing everything right.
I just hope you remember times like this.
I know I said I would always be your mother and not your friend. But I kinda like being your friend, too. You're a pretty cool kid.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.