Monday, March 18, 2013

a better person.

Last night a friend and I were having one of the tangential conversations that is characteristic of our relationship when I brought up this article. I mentioned something about kids causing more stress on relationships, but said that I think having Liam has actually made Craig and I appreciate each other more.

She reminded me of a conversation we had a few years ago. I was mad about something (probably something really silly like Craig falling asleep on the couch and leaving every.single.light on in our house and the T.V. blaring, which, to be fair, is one of my biggest pet peeves, and he knows it). When I told my friend about it, she asked me if I would choose somebody different if I had to do it all over again. Without hesitating, I told her I would choose somebody just like Craig.

The thing is, even though Craig leaves the lights and T.V. on all night and forgets to transfer money into our joint account on his pay day so I can pay our bills and works way too much and makes fun of my fashion and home design choices, he makes me a better person. He brings much-needed humor into my life and cares deeply about people and when I'm feeling really stressed out, he spends time with Liam and when I thank him for doing it, he says, "No problem. I kind of like him."

It's not our anniversary, and it's not Valentine's Day, and it's not his birthday, but I know I don't say it often enough. I'm pretty lucky to have him.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Yesterday we dressed in our finest green outfits and headed to the St. Patrick's Day parade where we saw a handful of green cars and a lime green fire truck. It was the world's shortest parade, and Liam was not excited to see it end. He cried, "Fire truck! Gween fire truck!"

Big March snowflakes were starting to fall from the sky, so I swooped him up and we made a quick stop at Target, where we picked up green juice and green grapes before heading home. Then, as I was grabbing a few things for dinner at the grocery store last night, I picked up a bouquet of green flowers to keep the spirit of spring alive in our house.

Today, I overheard Craig explaining to Liam that he's Irish, and because Liam's almost two and "no" continues to be one of his favorite words, Liam responded, "No Iwish." Oh, Liam, I don't think your father will ever let you deny being Irish.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Another Sunday, Another Lake

We spent our weekend soaking up the sunshine and 50 degree temps before the subzero wind chills set in yesterday. We decided to check out another lake playground set. They were doing some logging work, and Liam was almost as interested in all of the construction equipment and the dock as he was the slides.