we just had a wonderful halloween weekend. my kids dressed as a bride and a ninja - totally appropriate for both of their personalities. there's my four year old, ripping around the lawns, yelling and jumping in his black long johns, and my seven year old, walking as though down the aisle, bouquet of fake flowers in hand, wearing a friend's mother's slip as a dress. perfection.
that night scott and i went on a date and saw "footloose". we sung at the top of our lungs - even though we don't know the words "geese, louise, shada offa ooo eese....", and scott got up and danced during the closing credits - even getting some applause when he catapulted over a railing. we danced to the car, we danced to the coffee shop, we danced back to the car, and i thought "this is why i married this man". i felt like we were dating again, but i got to go home with him. awesome!!
then on Sunday, my son was trying to say the word "hallelujah" and was having difficulty (no, i was not asking him to say the word hallelujah, it wasn't part of family devos or as a part of weekly scripture memorization - just to be clear). so, i started singing "halle-lu-halle-lu-halle-lu-halle-lu-jah!" (do you know that song?). well, soon enough, scott and i were performing a rousing rendition of it, complete with actions, at the dinner table. again, this man was made for me.
before bed monday night my kids looked at me and said "please try and keep dad away from the candy mom". poor things, they truly believe that scott has no personal self control when candy is involved. and, i mean, he has a little.
in the morning, my son stumbles into the room, eyes half open, hair all over the place (delicious!) and says "how much is left mom?". i said "daddy only had three pieces, he wouldn't really eat all your candy!" and he answered "i would still love you guys if you did". COME ON!!!! it's worth it!!
so, a great weekend. and today my house is sparkling because i had some conflict to attend to, which made me nervous, which makes me clean. windows, floors, dusting, bathrooms. i was a whirling dervish of emotional sanitation. but, the conversations have happened, the floors are smiling, and i get to sit back and blog. phew.
i do feel like my energy levels are soaring since i started cutting back on sugar and cutting out yeast. thank God there's some positive! how could i handle the halloween candy box calling to me without it? i tell myself it's all cheap chocolate anyways and doesn't taste good, but i know i'm lying. kit kat. dairy milk. reeses pieces. i miss you.
i'm off to make a gluten free lasagne.