Mr. C has been out of the country for almost 2 weeks. That can be hard on a marriage. With all the travel, you sometimes feel disconnected, not to mention all the household and childcaring duties fall on one person: me.
I'm glad he is home, but I admit I have grown used to the separate lives on some level. I run the show back here. I like that.
But tonight when Miss CC was absolutely squealing with glee and running and jumping and hugging her "DADA," I realized how it is harder on her for him to be gone. Seeing her so happy makes me feel like we have a secure home.
As we 3 walk up the stairs to bed, she says, "Now, we are a family again."