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The Bergeron Family Summer Vacation: Thursday

posted by Heather August 5, 2016 2 Comments
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Maya is crazy. After dinner, she kept talking about “going on an adventure ride”. I wrote it off and just thought she was just rattling off her brain. So, Jonah finally talks us into taking him to get ice cream, and Maya is driving. On the way home, she drives us down to the public beach, turns off the car, tells us to walk out onto the beach, Jonah thinks she’s going to kill us, she lays down on the sand, and informs us that we’re going to look at the stars on her iPhone app. It was NOT what I had in mind when we left at 9:15 for ice cream, but it really was a sweet little moment with these two. She should be an RA some day. Haha

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TERRRRIBLE picture, but while we were star gazing, this car drove up and parked in the lot near our car. We panicked and thought they were going to attack us or something, so that was the end of our “moment”. Of course, I’m running the car like a lunatic snapping this photo so I wouldn’t forget about it.

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Maya’s star app is kind of cool because it tells you what each star is up in the sky and which constellation is which. The problem is you spend the whole time looking at the stars through your phone, instead of looking at the actual sky. But, I thought Bootes’ constellation was funny because the bright star is right on his piece.

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Holy Cow ice cream is so awesome because they’re tucked away in this little village that we live in, so it’s not as crowded as Somerset Ice Cream down the street. Best part is they make your waffle cones fresh when you order them, so they’re warm when you get them. Strong, guys. Really strong.

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I taught the kids that if you don’t order it yourself, it doesn’t “count”. Since Jonah ordered this, we could eat as much as we want and our bodies wouldn’t realize it. Jonah’s naughty, not us.

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Holy Cow Ice Cream 🙂 When they told us about the waffle cone thing, I actually blurted out, “HOLY COW!” I, honestly, didn’t even realize what I was doing when I did it. We proceeded to spend the next 90 seconds making a total scene about how awesome it was that that had happened. It was ridiculous.

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A couple random pictures I found on Maya’s phone that I liked 🙂

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Not even really sure when we took this, but I liked my hair in it and it made me start thinking about cutting my hair shorter again. And, I like Maya’s shirt which is actually mine and I haven’t seen in a long time which is making me think she stole it and I want it back. And, Kat just looks insanely bubbly like always. Our little guppy. Haha. *guppy. Haha

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Just like Casey 🙂

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My girls. XO. And, Maya’s shockingly small nail beds.

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Broke out Spikeball today.

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Jordan sent this to me today. Hysterical…when I’m not a 27 year old male. Haha

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When both kids went down for a nap at the same time today, I took advantage of the opportunity to spend some much needed time alone hanging out with my little Jonah bug riding our bikes down to the yacht club.

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He actually beat me on the ring game. We are DEFINITELY putting one of these up in our back yard so I can practice and never let that happen again.

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Then, I beat him 5 times on bumper pool.

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Maya’s been driving us all around down here. On the way to Upper Cape CrossFit.

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One of our favorite things down here is eating meals on the deck. Especially, breakfast.

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Turns out Jonah’s a ninja on the peg board. Helps when you weigh 70 pounds, but a ninja nonetheless 😉

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Kicked off our active recovery day with our 10 minute belly breathing session.

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I had one of those rare moments the other night when one of your kids says something so genuinely nice that you need to document it somehow so you never forget about it.  It wasn’t a huge spectacle or anything, but that’s what was so nice about it.

We had just put both little kids to bed for the night when fireworks started going off on a beach nearby.  It was loud enough that it must’ve really scared Baby Love because she started screaming.

It was the sort of screaming when you can tell that your child is terrified and not just upset or cranky.  It’s the kind of cry that hurts your own heart and soul because you feel so bad for the child.

When I finally got to hold her, I held and rocked her for a lot longer than normal.  I wanted to make sure she felt safe and was fully calmed down again before I even thought about walking her back into her room where she had gotten scared in the first place.

We eventually made it back to her room, and I held and rocked her even more.  She slowly started to lay her little head in my neck and the whimpering stopped.  Jonah snuck into the room, gave her a kiss on her back, and laid on the bottom bunk just watching us.

After another while longer, I felt like it was safe to try and lay her down.  Jonah had quietly left the room again and things seemed settled.  I moved forward with caution, assuming that she just may not be ready yet and bracing for another panic attack…but, she laid right down, still comforting herself by sucking her 3 fingers, and gave me the reassuring wave goodbye to let me know that she was all better.

The whole thing couldn’t have gone better.

Except that it did get better.

I walked quietly out of the room, gently closed the door most of the way, and turned into Jonah who was waiting for me in the hallway.

He immediately wrapped his arms around me, dug his little head into me, and I heard him say, “You’re such a good mom.”

I hugged him even tighter, wishing I had some sort of super power to never forget that moment and the way he made me feel, and just said, “Thank you so much, Jonah.”

And, I held back tears.  You know, the sort of tears that build gradually over time as you start to feel like you’re doing some things right in life.  Not everything, but some.  Like, the important ones.

2 Comments

Bobby August 5, 2016 at 11:22 am

You are a great mom, Heather! I haven’t met Jonah yet but I already love him for his beautiful soul and his amazing appreciation to all your hard work as a mother! Such a beautiful post! By the end of your story, my eyes became watery as well. Touched me deeply.Thank you for sharing this with me as a reader:)

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Ronda Rockett August 6, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Way to go, Heather. You raised a great boy who appreciates an awesome mom.

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