I picked up Mazy from daycamp at 11:45 and then met my sister and her kids in West Des Moines for a quick Mexican lunch. Then I said adios to Mazy and thanked my sister for inviting him to stay with them for 10 days.
And then I called Shawn and said that I was going to Kansas City this weekend to visit. :)
What can I say? Ten days is too long! That boy needs his mama. OK, OK, it's probably more accurate to say this mama needs her boy. :) But I also need a little getaway trip and this is the perfect occasion to get out of town for a night. I think I will take Bo with me early Saturday morning and we'll come home on Sunday. Shawn and Violet can have some bonding time together. And Mazy will have a nice family fix halfway through his trip. I think it is the perfect solution.
Shawn thinks I am crazy. What do you think?
In other news, Bo, Violet and I met my good friend Kortney and her adorable children, Porter and Anna, at the Heritage Carousel tonight. We had a picnic in the shade -- the weather was beautiful! -- and then the boys rode the carousel four times. It was Wacky Wednesday -- buy one ride, get one free. After the carousel, Bo introduced Porter to The Rocket Slide! It is every boy's dream playground equipment. They had a blast on it. Kortney and I had a great chat. Violet and Anna were happy and cuddly. A perfect evening. Thanks, Kortney, Porter and Anna! I took a few photos that I'll try to get posted tomorrow.
Oh, and Shawn installed a web cam and microphone tonight so we can Skype with Mazy while he's in Kansas City. So if you have a desire to Skype with us, just let me know!
And finally, while listening to his bedtime stories, Bo interrupted me and asked if Mazy was coming home. And I said that he would not be home for 10 days. Bo thought about this for a minute and said, "Am I king of the house?" And I said, "Yes, Bo, you are. What does a king do?" He thought for awhile and said, "Eat more cookies and maybe some suckers?" Ahh yes, it's good to be king.