Friday, January 16, 2009

Can you be spontaneous?!?!


It all started on the drive to the airport when we were going home for Christmas, on December 20th. Geordie started talking about how he couldn't wait to see Nora Jane. After more talk we found out that even though he knows where Washington AND Halifax are on the map he thought that everyone who wasn't in GA was living together in Halifax. Make sense?!?

Well, Geordie was incredibly upset that he was not going to be able to see NJ. To the point of crying so hard he was having trouble getting a breath in. 

Skip to the last 2 weeks;

Talking about Geordie's upcoming birthday;

Geordie: "Mummy, there are no girls allowed at my party! I don't want any girls! ...I wish Nora Jane could come but she can't because she lives far away... we can still send her an invitation though, right?!?"

On another day;

Geordie: "I want to move to Washington! I want to live by Nora Jane! Can we move to Washington?"

Callum: "No, we can't move to Washington. I can't get a job there. We were thinking Canada might be better." this was said in a nice voice

Geordie: "Well, how 'bout Mummy move to Canada and we'll move to Washington?!?"

Callum: "How would we eat?!?!"

As you can see the last little bit has been all about Geordie and how much he misses NJ. This coincides with me coming back from being home for Christmas and really missing Alaina. I truly thought that by now we would have been up to visit but due to various things beyond our control we have yet too!

Skip to Thursday, yesterday.  I was listening to the radio and they were talking about the inauguration coming up...this Tuesday! Totally didn't think...even though I have my trusty, 'The George W. Bush out of office countdown' calendar it never crossed my mind.

Well, here is something that we would like Geordie to be a part of. After all, he was born in this country. Even if I don't always like it! We too would like to experience it but I really put Geordie first. In years to come it will be great that he can say, "I was there!". Especially as it will probably be in a Canadian school that he does!  ;)

So, put 2 and 2 together and you get...

WE'RE GOING TO WASHINGTON, DC!!!!

I will be truthful...I'm equally excited to see our great friends as I am to be there for the inauguration! 

Meanwhile we think that we are going to try and keep it from Geordie. Luckily he's so low key that I told him we were going on a trip and will be staying in a hotel tonight and then more driving tomorrow and he was fine with that. 

I so hope that I can keep it from him. I keep wanting to do a dance and tell him. But I'm trying to keep my excitment down so that I can see the look on his face when we get to  the house and he sees NJ. 

So, getting back to my original question; Can you be spontaneous?!?



4 comments:

Chantal said...

I like to think I can be. but then I haven't been, in a really long time :(. enjoy your trip! I am sure Geordie will just freak out when he sees NJ.

Mandy said...

I was a heck of a lot more spontaneous pre kids, that for sure.

I'm so jealous that you're going to DC!!

chelle said...

How cool is that!>!>!>

XUP said...

I've been waiting patiently for the update... and I can totally be spontaneous, but I like to make sure I plan it all out in advance