I could have rolled over and gone back to sleep for an extra snooze…
Anyway. Moving right along.
Yesterday went really well. Couldn’t have asked for better. David2 was a bit worried that his Nonna, aunt and cousins would be all over him, asking all sorts of sticky questions but thankfully that didn’t happen. (I was the one who was asked a couple when he wasn’t in the room, but that’s understandable.) We got there and his aunt Theresa was there. Terri and I haven’t seen each other in 13 years, so we had a lot to catch up on. I was glad she and her kids were there, as Nonna isn’t really a big talker and there would have been a lot of awkward pauses if it was just the kids and I with her. As it was, the cousins did their own thing, Terri and I talked about what has been going on for the last decade and Nonna fed us all. Pretty much exactly what makes us all happy.
We stayed for nearly 3 hours, then we drove Evan4 to Tony’s house. We dropped him off at the driveway and drove off, because David2 decided that it would be a bit too awkward to see the baby and not his father. I figured that he’d done enough for one day so I didn’t push the issue. The boys have promised to take photos of Caitlin on their phones so he’ll get to ‘see’ her anyway.
I think that he was glad that he went. He loves his Nonna and even though Terri’s kids aren’t the closest cousins to him, it was still good for him to catch up with them. I’d like to thank everyone who commented yesterday. Some of your responses gave me real food for thought and I also appreciated the support. Sometimes it’s really hard to know how exactly to handle something. (I was also really pleased that not a bad word about Tony passed my lips, though it was tempting when I got asked the “why?” question. They love him there, so what would be the point? Besides making lunch a little awkward… though I’ll bet Tony is a little uneasy wondering if/what I said.)
Last night we watched a dvd of ‘The Office’ while he nibbled on an Easter egg his Nonna gave him. It was calm and peaceful, which is exactly what he needs as he’s still really tired after Central. Then we watched some really stupid clips from youtube. This one was particularly good.