This week I had my first solo car ride with all three kids crammed in the backseat. Yeah, maybe I should have started with a quick run to the grocery rather than a 4-hour trek to Nashville. There really ought to be a parent badge for bringing 3 kids into a fast food restaurant bathroom and then breastfeeding in the parking lot. When Caroline told me she had to go potty again – with 70 miles to go – my response was “hold it.”
People kept telling me that their 3rd child completed their family. I can’t say I’ve had that blissful “aha!” moment yet, but in 6 short weeks Samuel does feel like an integral part of the family. He is such a sweetie. He lets me cart him everywhere without much of a peep and even sleeps through his brother and sister’s fights.
We’re starting to get settled into our new home and that feels good. Bringing my little family home to Nashville makes me feel complete. There’s been a lot of change but it’s good change.
We’ll be unpacking lots of boxes and hanging pictures this weekend. What are you up to? Have a great weekend!