Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Chatting at Cyann's

After having the baby, Avery has barely left the house other than trips to doctors or the store.  She has enjoyed being home with Cristian and Aviana and the occasional visit from friends and family.  Today she is visiting with Cyann and Ember at Cyann's house. Brenna, Erwyn and Aviana are in Brenna's room playing. Brooklyn is playing in the living room where her mother can keep an eye on her.

When Avery arrived, Cristian was asleep, so as much as they wanted to pick him up, Cyann and Ember have let him sleep.  Until now...

Ember: Finally I see little eyeballs.  First to see, first to get.
Cyann (frowning and rolling her eyes):  Whatever.
Avery (laughing):  You need to move faster next time, Slow Poke.
Cyann:  I guess.  But don't worry, I'll get my hands on him soon.  (Looks at Brooklyn playing on the floor) Ever since she started walking, I've been missing her being, well, more in need of help.
Ember:  Do you have a burp cloth so I can protect his face from my clothes?
Avery:  Sure.

Avery:  So, what's been going on while I've been on visit hiatus?  I know you've been keeping me up to date when you can, but you know you tend to tell more in person.
Cyann:  Girl, I've been out the house only because it's warm outside and I take the kids out to do things.  We hang out at the park and Kiddie Kingdom, that play land for kids.  It's great because with Brooklyn walking now, well running too, she gets to work off all that energy.
Avery:  Now that I'm getting out of the house more often, I'd love to go with you.  Aviana still goes to day care a couple of days a week.  I think she needs the socializing.  But being there with her while she has fun would be nice.

Cyann:  Just let me know when you're ready.  I can use the adult company.  Even though the other mothers do talk to me.  They talk about preschool and diaper brands and pediatricians.  They also talk about working out and getting or staying in shape.  Hey, that reminds me, Ember is taking a yoga class.  I need to go.
Avery:  Yoga, huh?  Is it as hard as it looks?
Ember:  Hmmm...At first, yes, very hard.  Holding poses can be challenging, but after a few classes and by few I mean 10, it gets better.

Avery:  I should try it out with you.  Is the instructor good or a beast?
Ember:  Chi is pretty cool.  She's always pleasant and encouraging.  All around positive about helping new people when they get started.  She pushes to help you get through, but in an encouraging manner.  She actually has beginner classes which require less time for holding positions.
Avery:  That could help me get into shape.
Cyann:  Girl, you look great for having just had a baby.  Belly is all gone.
Avery:  Maybe, but I can still use the exercise.  Just get toned, you know?

Brooklyn decides she wants to take a closer look at Cristian.  Ember helps her up on to the chair.

Ember:  You want to see the baby?  Say, "Hi, Cristian."
Brooklyn:  Hi, Citten.
Ember:  Isn't he cute?  He's looking at you.  
Brooklyn (smiling):  Citten!  
Ember:  You used to be this small.  Now you're a big girl.  Still Auntie Ember's Busy Bee.
Brooklyn: Bee Bee?
Ember:  Yes, you're a Busy Bee.  

Avery:  So, I know it will be a little longer, but we're going to move to a house.  Hopefully before Cristian is walking.  We'll see.  Craig got his promotion.
Cyann:  That's great!  Congratulations!
Ember:  Yes!  Congratulations!  Do you have an idea what you want?
Avery:  Well, I think three bedrooms will good.  This is an investment and the children will get older. They won't need to share the same room.
Cyann:  That's good.  What about work?  Are you going back?

Avery: I thought I was, but I can't bring myself to do it.  I know we send Aviana a couple of days per week, but that's just so she gets out of the apartment and so that she's socializing with other children.  But the cost of daycare will more than we need to pay.  Plus, even with Aviana, I mostly worked from home during her first year.  I could barely focus on work while taking care of her.  With two now, no, I'm going back.  Besides, Craig is earning well over our previously combined income now.
Cyann:  That's really good.
Avery:  I am so thankful things worked out.  The universe is on our side right now.  I'm running with it.

Cristian starts to fuss.

Avery:  He's hungry.
Ember:  Did you bring a bottle?
Avery:  No, but I brought the tap.  I'll get him.  

Ember:   Hey, did I tell you we're taking a vacation?  Me, Parker and Erwyn.  
Cyann:  No, you did not.  Where?
Avery:  Yes, do tell.

Ember:  We're going to Disney World.  I know, cliché, but Erwyn is going to love it.
Avery:  Awww!  I can't wait until my children are old enough to go.  Does Erwyn know?  Is she excited?
Ember:  She and Parker actually talked me into it.  We were home, well at my house, eating dinner and I had to run to the bathroom.  By the time I had returned to the table, those two were just waiting to convince me we needed to go.  Parker said he is paying for everything and Erwyn gave me her little puppy dog eyes look.  I had to give in.
Cyann:  Those two double teamed you, huh?
Ember:  They sure did.
Cyann:  They are getting along wonderfully, aren't they?

Ember:  Yes.  I'm so happy they are.  At first I was a little worried about dating and then letting Erwyn know and how it would turn out, but now, I'm feeling comfortable.  Parker has been good to us both.  
Cyann:  He's a good guy.  I've always liked him.
Avery:  He's my brother.  Of course he is.  Okay, maybe I'm a little partial, but he is a great guy.
Ember:  He is.  He checks on Erwyn, asks her about school, talks to her about things she likes doing, always tries to get her opinion and her buy-in.  Which I love.  
Cyann:  Sounds like he's ready to be a father.

Avery:  I think he is.  He does talk about her...proudly I may add.  
Ember:  Really?  I didn't know that.
Avery:  Well, you know how quiet and reserved he is, so he doesn't say too much about your relationship.  But when she does or says something that amazes or sticks with him, he talks about it.
Ember:  Oh.  Well, that's a good sign.
Avery:  The best.  Cyann, could I get something to drink, please?
Cyann:  Sure.  I'll make us all a snack too.  Maybe after I feed Busy Bee, I can get her to lie down for a nap in my room.  I don't want to put her in with the girls playing.

Cyann goes to put together something to eat and drink while Avery and Ember keep talking and Brooklyn keeps playing.  They enjoy a couple more hours before they part and go their separate ways.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye