My wife told me I was taking her out on a date night Friday. I said okay. It has been a while since we left the house without any kids in tow. I got myself all ready to go. She said she wanted to go see a play that was near our house. She said she would be home by 6pm. She didn’t get home until 6:45 and the show started at 7. She quickly changed, kissed the kids and off we went. I had already made myself a sandwich Lol She made it half way through and said she was starving. Lucky for her I had put her favorite snack mix packets (2) in my pocket. She was very happy with me for knowing she would be hungry at some point.
The play was okay. I’m not really a big fan of french plays. It is interesting for me to sit there and get hung up on certain words that I don’t know or don’t remember well. I love West Side Story. It’s my favorite play. I’ve seen it done a few times and if it’s done well I’m a huge fan of it all. This play was about 3 french soldiers returning home from war. It was just boring and the story plot wasn’t that good. My wife loved it. She thought it was very romantic how Tomas was able to find love again after his fiancée left him and I have no idea what else he went through. She said she really enjoyed it.
We decided to take a little night-time walk near the Eiffel tower and enjoy the views. We took a few selfies together. I just added them and all of the other photos to our Family Facebook page. I hadn’t updated that in a while. My boys are working very hard on potty training. We almost have it finished. It’s been a long process. I thought it would be much easier but it’s not. Sarah emailed me and told me to not expect them to all of a sudden get it. She said there would still be accidents from time to time. Times 2 Lol
I had a great week with work. I’m finally figuring out how to manage my time better. Brandi and I have worked out a few different things to see what works. We decided that in the morning up until nap time a little after lunch time I would be in full dad mode. After their nap she would pick up the slack. Until I needed to start making supper. That plan is working out great. I help her feed Talon before I take off into the guest house. If she needs me or needs help I’m a few paces away. I also have the baby monitor on my Ipad and can see what’s going on.
How is everyone doing? Things are surprisingly quiet and calm. I love it. I knew at some point I would be chopped liver. It seems like I finally am and I couldn’t be happier. Now I get to go back to my normal life and focus on what is really important, my wife and kids.
My wife and I have decided to wait until next year before we start the adoption process again. We think we will adopt our next daughter in 2020 or maybe in 2021. These things take a long time. I hope it doesn’t take over 2 years but you never know. The adoption agency I use is very expensive but good. They seem to have all the right connections to get paperwork through the system. We just want her to be a healthy baby girl. We don’t care what color, shape, size she is. I know God will find the right one for us. We are even open to take a little girl who is under 5. That way we have a good chance to set a solid foundation. There are actually a lot of toddlers that are in the foster care or adoption pool. I wish it was a lot easier to adopt but it’s not. It’s a hurry up and wait game. It doesn’t matter how much money I have or offer, it takes the time that it takes. My wife said after 2020 we can then start talking about having our last baby together. She said she will get herself fixed during that birth and we will officially be done having kids. I think 6 is a great number. I also know we can financially support, educate, and provide for all 6. I’ve made sure all of my life paperwork is update to date and my wife and kids will be provided for if anything happens to me. My wife and kids get it all. Split up among them. Lindsay and Drew will oversee the trust funds and make sure she gets her monthly allowance. It sucks thinking about that stuff but it’s the right thing to do.
We spent most of the morning doing the grocery shopping, chopping veggies for the coming week and my kids are getting ready to get up from their nap. My wife wants to take them to a kids play place. They even have a little area for the babies. How fun will that be for Peace! Talon is just along for the ride but maybe they have some lights on the ceiling or something fun he can look at. His little eyes just trail after everyone. It’s going to be a really fun afternoon!
I will catch up on this week’s messages tomorrow guys. And it’s probably long overdue to do a 50 questions about Sam blog post. See you then! Love you guys.