Claire is now a mermaid that goes by the name of “Rainbow.” She walks with her feet together and ponders how to get shoes on over her fins.
She has tiny freckles that dot her nose and reads books to me. When did all this growing up happen?
Caeden is learning math in some sort new way that has me (not a slouch in math) confused and flustered. Are your kids bringing home math homework with grids and columns and patterns to find the answers instead of good old fashioned memorization (multiplication), etc.
Grace has two loose teeth and I am convinced she will be taller than me in a year or so. You can practically just watch her grow.
Here they are after a nap.
Both come wandering out to the kitchen and just sit at the island, not saying a word, knowing I will feed them with minimal conversation (neither are very talkative post-wake up).
So cookies and milk soothe things a bit, and pretty soon they are talking about what they want to do for the rest of the day.
They negotiate between coloring (Claire’s favorite activity) with playing House (Grace’s favorite).
And then there’s Cade.
Plays on the stairs exclusively, where he can be a part of the activity but not TOO close.
This one had tears in his eyes when I picked him up from school yesterday because his teacher yelled at him for getting out of his seat to ask her a question.
Because he is a good listener, and in his teacher’s own words, eager to learn, I found myself wanting to address it with her to see what happened. But, instead I gave him a big hug and told him it was time for the grouch to retire (I believe she is almost there). Which made him laugh. Nothing better than that.
Just everyday stuff.
But it’s what my life revolves around – and what a shame if I ever forgot a second of it.