Charlie (4) is in the middle.
And as much as I don't like to admit it, he often gets squooshed in the middle of it all.
In some ways I think it has made him our easy one. He is more likely to go with it and if you if you've been reading for a bit, you know that we often refer to this guy as "fun time Charlie."
He has a knack for turning a mundane task fun. He just has that "thing" that "those" people do. I love that about him.
When I had Jack (3) when Charlie was only 17 months, Charlie turned on me. He wanted nothing to do with me. I could not get him out of his crib or in his jammies. Kevin was a sudden rock star in our house. I was heart broken but also very overwhelmed with 3 boys ages 4 and under. I went with it and tried to let him adjust.
We all did.
Life with 3 little boys takes some adjustment. Unless you have super powers. Sadly, I do not. Unless you consider my ability to eat A LOT of chocolate. I can throw down like you wouldn't believe.
So when Luke (8) is at school for the day and Jack is at afternoon preschool, Charlie and I get some much deserved "us" time. We both deserve it and need it. And in true Charlie form, we were able to magically transform a mundane afternoon of getting blood work (me) and running to the pharmacy and library fun.
Because when you have Charlie with you, it is simply fun. He brings his A game.
We stopped for yogurt since he declared it a date day. As we munched on our soft and sweet goodness under the shade of trees and listened to the trickling of the fountain, I just tried to soak in the fun of being Charlie's mama.
I want to bring my mama A game to Charlie just like he brings the fun to me.
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