We're riding in the car when Max starts talking from the backseat..."Why is Hudson my cousin?" My reply: "Cari is my sister, so any of her kids will be your cousins. It will be the same when Uncle Devin and Aunt Bug have kids they will be your cousins too-because they are also my brother and sister." To which he says, "No. (pause) I think it's because God knew I'd love him so much that He made him my cousin." Yep Buddy you got it! AWWW!
A few days after this wonderful conversation took place Cari got suckered into having a 'spend the night' with 'The Boys'. (Cari and Jacob are the greatest-my kids love them so much. I do believe they make me seem pretty replaceable in the eyes of my children.)
This was going to be The Boys' very first sleep over together. I don't know who was more excited the two little boys or Uncle Jake! hehe!
Jake and Cari had lots of fun things for the boys to do. I didn't hear a peep from Max all night or even early the next morning. In fact when I called to check on him and see if he was ready to come home I heard him tell Cari something along the lines of "Tell her not to come yet." When I did show, somewhere close to NOON(!) he still didn't want to leave.
Max and Hudson can see each other every single day-and everyday it's the same greeting...like they haven't seen each other in years. I am so grateful for my family, for the way they love my kids. I know that my children are loved just as much in their homes as they are in our home. Thanks Cari.