A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Y4 - 285/365: Dolphin-Boy
It is interesting that the closer I get to the end of my fourth year on my 365 blog, the more I cannot wait for it to be finished so I can re-vamp a bit and change some things around. I love taking my photos and will continue to do so whether or not I continue a daily photo-blog, but I feel now, when I read other blogs, that I have lost a bit of my "zing" that I used to have when blogging and I've pigeon-holed myself a bit on what I end up writing about. I've said before now that blogs anymore tend to be solely of Ryan, and while he is one HUGE part of my life, he isn't the only part and I don't want to be so self-restricted to only being able to discuss one topic. There is more to me than *just* being a Mommy...although I love it more than anything.
Anyway. Moving forward, Ryan brought something to my attention tonight. He is no longer such a little yes-man and doesn't always just agree with what I have to say...
Example: He was playing with his wind-up, bath dolphin and I made a comment about the dolphin flicking his tail. I then jokingly said to Ryan, "Can you flip your tail like the dolphin?" Normally a question like this would get an empty, thoughtless..."yeah." But not tonight. Oh no.
Ryan paused for a moment and looked a bit perplexed before replying, "No."
When I asked him what he meant, he simply shared with me, "No Mommy, I can't flip my tail. Mommy, I don't have a tail."
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!