We are two days post Christmas. The toy sorting is well underway. Architectural Lego feats have already been created and applauded. Plenty of dolls have been dressed and diapered and strolled around town. This morning Thomas, Michael, Mary, Sarah and Sophie were gathered around the kitchen table grazing among cereal bowls, leftover homemade fudge, and a smattering of broken candy canes. Mary called out to her well seasoned father "Dad! Sophie has one of Micheal's mini cars in her mouwf!" Fred quickly retrieved the mini car and continued to pour the milk. Michael chimed in:
" Sophie can't put the mini car in her mouth Dad!"
"I know Michael you're right." Fred answered caught somewhere in that strange world between sleep, coffee and wakefulness.
"If she does she will choke on it."
"Yes, she will Mike."
"Then she will diiiieee." (emphasis in the original.)
Fred suddenly realized Michael was making a discovery about life and its value. A spark ignited and Fred smiled, leaned over, kissed Mike on the head and reaffirmed how correct he was.
"Yes Michael thats true, she would!"
another second passed and Michael muttered quietly "And then I'd never get my mini-car back!"
So much for a deepening value system.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Happy Birthday little bear! I can't believe you are two years old. Time passes so quickly in a big family.Running around after older ones, chasing babies from here to there. I love birthdays for the focus they bring to the individual. Its so important to remember you are not just one among many, but a whole complete person all by yourself! Your warm smile wakes me up most mornings. What a gift to lift your chubby little body from a crib you will too soon outgrow! I will enjoy your birthday today. I will watch and remember for you and tell you about it in years to come. I will be your memory for now and try to capture the feel of you as a tiny girl and record it in the recesses of my heart. Cupcakes and princesses, hearts and flowers, pony stories and airplane rides are all for you today! Hip-hip-hooray!
So, I have decided to try blogging. I am already a little overwhelmed at just having to set-up a page. The whole process is quite an experiment. Hopefully it will be worthwhile in helping to capture some of those wonderful moments in my incredibly busy household. I am forever promising to take a few pictures or send an email about the shenanigans of the clan. Maybe this will help me gather a few snapshots in words and pictures to describe our ever growing family. It might even preserve some of those finer moments every Mom is familiar with that live on in the heart to be pondered for days to come!