Last night, Ari and I did something we haven’t done in a long time. We spent a night together. It was just Ari and I, no Samara, no Wil. Just us. We ate pizza and cupcakes, rode the D train and made funny faces. I had a blast, and I think he did too.
It was really nice for us to spend time together. I didn’t realize how much I missed indvidual time with my boy, until we had our night together.
I’ve noticed lately, that Ari has been doing a lot of baby talk and general regressing because of Samara, but there was none of that happening last night. We had full on conversations, and enjoyed hanging out and being silly.
This night was a reminder that I need to make a concerted effort to have a regularly scheduled individual time with my boy.
I also noticed that he was really well-behaved, and didn’t act out, which is unusual as of late. I realized that he’s been acting out in order to get attention from me.
Last night, we were hanging out and having one on one time, he didn’t need to act out to get attention. We could just be ourselves and have fun!
Ari, I had a blast last night. Maybe you’ll read this one day when you’re a teenager, and too cool to hang out with me. I loved eating cupcakes together and talking about the different subway stops on the D train. I love that every time we get on the train you make a stranger get up so that I can sit down. You always demand two seats. You’re going to go far in life with that determination. I love you Ari bear!