Husband is on duty today – I’m trying to soak up all of our time together while I have it, trying not to worry about the future, trying to be present, ignoring my phone, leaving my computer off, kissing and hugging and watching him play with the girls and smiling when they ask their Daddy to do everything instead of me, snuggling on the couch while we watch movies (Captain America 2 was pretty great), sneaking out to bowl and eat burgers, and of course, taking a trip to the Enoshima Aquarium, something I’ve been waiting three months to do.
Taking a trip with a helpful husband instead of trying not to yell but be firm and keeping track of two toddlers on my own … It was just fantastic. The girls were fascinated by the sea creatures, overjoyed by the enormous turtles, and not so psyched about the sharks. Nemmi said, “Oh no, eating!” and quickly backed up as far as she could – it was pretty darn cute. We took the Enoshima Electric train line, winding through backstreets of Kamakura with house a mere four feet from our windows, and pretended we were on a real date while the girls snoozed in the stroller on the ride home. I love this man and the adventurous life he’s helped us have together.