(originally written & published on August 20, 2014)
It's Wednesday at 10:54am and we are more than halfway thru our 10 day, upstate NY, lake vacation.
Here I'll explain...
focus on Kyle a little less. We are not on too of him as much watching his every move which is good for us and great for him. We're having adult conversations so we're not as focused on his breath holding or his saliva play.
Ok, so I've talked a lot about lemonade, but where's all this maturity I'm talking about?
Well the maturity is twofold. This vacation has felt easier (so far!) than in years past because Kyle has matured some and equally important, the wife & I have matured some.
Kyle's maturity sneaks up on us, but when we are on vacation it's easier to spot because we can easily compare one year's vacation to the next (especially since we come to the same place and do the same things every year). But here's an example of Kyle's maturity...
We can be in the room for longer stretches of time. He is not boucing off the walls. He can sit on the couch with his ipad and occupy himself for pretty long stretches
Wifey noticed it in the simplest way yesterday. It was late afternoon, I was showering and she was rinsing out our bathing suits and brought them to dry in the sun on the table & chairs outside of our room. She came back in and said "I just brought the bathing suits outside without even telling you...even something as simple as that I wouldn't have been able to do years ago... I would've had to warned you, 'watch Kyle I'm going outside for a minute' because in the old days he'd be opening the door, or trying to take the pictures off the walls, but because he's being so mature I didn't hesitate for a second..."
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