Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Gotta Lovem

What is it about children, that makes you just want to wrap your arms around them and capture all the joy that they hold? Certainly not the screaming fits at midnight, nor outbursts of rage when they don't get exactly what they are wishing for. But ah, the sweetness that my children surprise me with when least expected or the pure comedy that comes out of their mouths or just the simplicity of their warm and loving hugs completes my days.

Most recent to the adorable list of lines that come out of my Maya's mouth are "I'm sharing" when she wants something someone else has and she's confiscated the object she says this to prove that she's being a well behaved child and has not just hoarded another's belongings, and the sweetest thing out of her mouth lately is when there's a ringing in her ears and she proclaims "there's a bird in my ear" spreading the absolute biggest smile across her mama's face.

Although Maya (the most scrumptious toddler in my life) brightens my days with laughter, I'll have to give full comedy hour credit to the beautiful young teen that still graces us with her presence on a daily basis. As we're driving to volley practice today (Maya a couple hours short on sleep due to her decision against napping today) I hear a whiny, yet desperate cry for intervention between the teen and toddler. Now you'd think that a teen and a toddler would have enough years between them to be somewhat civil with one another, but this is simply not the case in our house. I admit that on most days I see glimpses of love and laughter between the two, but we have our fair share of t&t battles on a regular basis. Anyway, amidst the bickering there comes the pathetic yet serious plea of the teen "MOM! Maya's hitting me in the face with her cheese" causing an explosion of laugher in the car as my husband and I try and figure out how she could have obtained this deadly weapon that she's tormenting her sister with. I have to admit it was the funniest thing I'd heard all day and I'm still smiling about it.

Here's some pics of our weekend.

Love & peace to you.


~j~ said...

awww, I love your little mermaids to smithereens! And would you please hide the cheese on thursday, i just don't think b and I could defend ourselves :)
love you,

Andrejka said...

You are such a great writer ... I love it!