I love spending time with my 2-year-old. Every day we’re coloring or going to the park or something educational. I read a book to him every day. We do Sesame Street every day. He knows what a trapezoid is and a semicircle. He tells me, “Mommy, I know this already.” He’s 2! It’s really funny actually. When I was in the Navy and I couldn’t spend time with him – I had watch in the middle of the night and I couldn’t see him go to bed and I couldn’t see him wake up – that’s what made it hard.
I really want to make sure he has everything that he needs – educationally, spiritually, being supportive of him. My husband is in the Navy, so there are times when he won’t be there. I just want to make sure that when he is home that we get all that family time in, that he doesn’t miss a moment. That’s mostly what I do when I’m not at work because those moments, you can’t get back. You can’t get them back.