When Addie has been with me a few days and she goes home, my heart hurts when I walk into the empty house. I have so much fun with her and miss her the instant she’s gone.
When I came back last night from taking her to Nicole, the house was too quiet! Rita isn’t here and it was just me and I had to have a little talk with myself to keep from being sad. I am so thankful to be closer to Addie and thankful for the time we do get to spend together so I need to remember that time, and not that empty feeling when I first walk in the house after she’s been here a few days.
Just when I’m not feeling so sad about her being gone, I come across things that make me want to grab her and hug her.
She loves quarters (to put in vending machines) so I handed her two quarters that were in the washer. She stuck them in some kind of a plastic lid and I told her she was going to forget them but she assured me she would not . . she did.
She got her doll furniture arranged just the way she wanted it. I walked into her room to put clean clothes away and that corner took me by surprise.
We had fun together. She taught me how to play Clue.
And I taught her how to play Sorry.
Fun times together and more fun times to come! I love that girl!