A rare moment when Ayden stood still long enough for me to snag him up for a photo op. This kid is amazing – he can literally play and beat an x-box game that is above his age level by…oh, 13 years or so. He can navigate the internet to find, start and play Spiderman, etc… games. The kid has a vocab out of this world…can you tell I’m a little proud?
And his little sis, Raya. Or, as she prefers, Monkey. 2 years old and smart-er than a whip. And temper? Oh boy…you don’t even want to know. She and Ayden are fiercely loyal to each other – but when they are at odds, look out cause she takes exactly NO crap from him. If there were awards for ‘best smile/laugh combo’ she would take them all.
And, our 19 year old (Ayden and Raya’s mama) Meg. What can I say? My best friend and daughter. Smart, hilarious, fun, dependable. She is an amazing writer and we click like friends, not like mother/daughter; but oddly, we also have a very strong mom/daughter relationship at the same time. We can (and do) hold entire conversations made up entirely of movie/tv show quotes (drives the household NUTS) and will laugh til it causes pain at the dumbest of inside jokes.
Thanks for reading-I woke up today realizing how lucky I am…even with all of the not so great things I deal with – I can see that the good outweighs the crap.