Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ima Mess. {Embrace the Camera}

Yep. My little monkey just left for a road trip with his Daddy.

5 days.


Oh boy.

I thought, maybe, I'd feel some freedom. I mean come on, lets be serious, no 2yr old for 5 days... seems like that would be divine. 

All I feel is sad. and lonely.


But I KNOW he's gonna have a TON of FUN! He's going to be on a 10 hr car ride with his Daddy and then spend the next few days with his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins... etc. And if I'm really real about it, this kid SERIOUSLY loves him some KENTUCKY! I mean like LOVES it. He's never lived there but its in his blood.

Example of a daily conversation we have:

Malakai: "Mommy we go Kentucky?" 

Me: "Not today, hon. Maybe soon." 

Malakai: "NO! Right now!" 

OR an example of what happens every. single. time. he talks to his Nana:

Malakai: "Nana, please may I come your house today?"

Nana: "Next time you come to Kentucky you can come to my house, Malakai."

Malakai, "OK. I come your house today, Nana?"

Nana: "Soon, Malakai. Next time you come you can stay at my house."

He's just too much. And I love him. And I'm gonna miss him. A LOT. I almost chickened out and just went with them. Like standing at the car hugging good-bye was almost too much. 

But here I sit. Missing my little monkey who's only been gone for like 10 mins. 

Can't wait to see him when he gets back!

So, are you ready to embrace the camera?
here's the nitty gritty:
1.  take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/friend/whatever.
2.  blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3.  link your blog post up on the link tool here (@ the anderson crew).
4.  visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair andsweatpants velour jogging suits on.  cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5.  have fun!


  1. I share your pain....think what it was like when my babies left and didn't come back except for visits! It comes sooner than you think. (Hope that makes you feel better)

    Your Daddy

  2. :) I don't know if "better" is how I feel but I do appreciate the comment :) At least we DO come visit :) aaaand apparently ship our kids off to visit you as well :)

    love you, daddy!


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