I'm taking Bella for her two-year check up today, and I'm dreading the shots. Thinking about the shots, I am reminded of last year, when I took both the boys in for a flu shot. The doctor told them they could either have the shot or the mist (he was actually joking, because I had already said they could get the mist, but if given the choice, what kid would choose the shot, right?). Jackson, thinking they had only one shot & one mist and would need to decide who was getting what, stepped up to the plate and responded, "I'll take the shot, so Cameron can get the mist." Sweetest thing ever. He was willing to take the shot so his little brother didn't have to.
These are such important little things to remember. It tells me that they truly do love each other (which I question daily). It also tells me that I am doing something right. And I need these constant reminders. There are times when I have to tell myself, "There are worse things I could be doing...". For example, "There are worse things I could be doing than letting my kids occasionally sleep in my bed" despite all the people that will tell you you should never let your kids share your bed. "There are worse things than being a little slack with bed time, even on a school night". My kids have set bed times, but most nights, they get 10 or 15 minute extensions. Mainly because I forget. Or because I feel bad that we didn't get home from baseball until 8:00 and by the time we've had dinner & baths, well it just doesn't seem fair.
So not only do they like each other, but Jack's a pretty great kid. I see that side of Cameron, too. And it makes me so proud. They are loud and obnoxious, not always appreciative, and not always nice to each other. But they love each other. And that makes my heart so happy.
Oh, and did I mention how much they love this little girl?
P.S. Bella rocked her shots. And since they shared Jack's bed a few nights ago, Jack doesn't want Cameron in his bed anymore. Because he barely got any sleep since Cameron kicked him all night.
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.