A memory I definitely will always have from my childhood, is my mom referring to getting older as "climbing Jacob's ladder". Every time someone in the family had a birthday, she would say it. I think I always felt like that was for "old" people, like I wasn't old enough to be climbing. If that's the case, though, at what age do you become old enough? Well, today, I am 28. I think if I wasn't climbing before, I'm climbing now!! Before I went to bed last night, I told Matt that for my birthday, I wanted Case to sleep until 8 a.m. This, first of all, made me realize that I have actually gotten old enough that this was truly something that would make my day. Then, of course, Case was up at 5 a.m.!!!
Tonight, Matt and the boys took me to Carrabba's for dinner. It was delicious, while it lasted! We went tonight on purpose. We had talked about going this past weekend, but figured we'd end up having to wait for a table. If you have children, you know that this just doesn't work. By going tonight, we were able to walk straight in. From the moment we walked through the door, our "man on man defense" began. Matt was cooing with Tanner, trying to keep him entertained as long as possible. I was trying to get Case in his seat, while getting his jacket off, opening his crayons, get his water and order my own drink, all at the same time. Whew!! I really think we were in the restaurant 30 minutes at the most! We ate and got out of there, before we disrupted the rest of the people there.
All that to say, I wouldn't trade it for a second!!