At the last minute today J called and told me something had come up and instead of taking his night off tomorrow as usual he was going to do it today so he could meet his friends and have a couple of drinks.
At first I was irritated but it got better after some useless rummaging through the internet.
My grandmother showed up at my door with arroz con pollo for me and the kids. I love living next door to abuela!
As the kids and I ate, I realized how early it was and so we laid out a plan. If we all ate really fast, and they got in the bath really fast, and we got them all washed up, we could all climb into Mommy's bed and eat ice cream and watch a movie. Boy did they LOVE that idea.
So we did just that. I love snuggling with the two big ones. The little one sleeps through all of this by the way.
And just now, after I tucked them into bed and spent some time on the internet with emails, I heard Daughter softly singing Twinkle Twinkle little star. And I went and got my new camera that has a voice recorder and by the time I came back she'd stopped and moved on to other melodies that I can't recognize and I'm sure one might be made up. And I sat outside their room and listened and recorded a small soundbite and relished in my melting heart.