This week is the second and last week of my holidays and week 1 of our staycation. I had a few things on my mental list that I wanted to do this week, with the main one being take Brooks to the Science Centre and the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit.
Bart and I had no expectations on how it would go and would have been quite satisfied even if our visit lasted only 30 minutes. Brooks is going through a bit of a terrible almost two/defiance/tantrum phase and it's hard to know one day to the next what he will be happy doing and for how long.
Well 2 1/2 hours later we were thrilled and I of course was even a little bit emotional about how much fun we had.
I could have watched Brooks enthusiastically say hi and bye to the dinosaurs all day long. Or watch the joy on his face with every button he pushed that resulted in a sound or an action. He would still be in the hockey section if we let him or delivering his crop to the grain elevator with intense focus. He oohed and ahhhed and wowed as he discovered everything around him even if he couldn't read the facts or understand the science and technology behind it.
I can't wait to be a family of four experiencing these things one day and watching Brooks show his little brother or sister the ropes. But for now, with Baby #2 on the way, I want to soak up the one-on-one and memory making experiences with my Brooksy. This is his time.