I was playing on the floor with The Boy, making him "fly" on my legs. We've done that since he was wee. When my legs get tired now, I lie on the floor with my knees bent and he goes down the "Momma slide," landing headfirst on my stomach. It's as comfortable as it sounds. After one particularly forceful slide, he was flopped across my belly and legs and I marveled at the size of him. He's 42 pounds and more than half my height.
"Just think," I said, "you used to be in my belly. And now look at you."
This is how The Lad woke up this morning.
This also is how he went to school. His hair would not go down.
Hillary and Michelle began their friendship in college talking about guys, parties and, occasionally, the future.
Without planning it, their husbands each proposed on the same day in 2005, and in 2008, both couples had their first child. Hillary, who lives in Florida, had The Boy in January, and Michelle, who lives in Ohio, had Peanut in July. The Lad, Hillary's second child, arrived Christmas Day 2009. Roughly a year later, Michelle's second little girl made her debut.
Now their conversations revolve around not raising brats while working full time.