I have to share some cute stories. We're sticking pretty close to home these days so there has been much more time to lay around, bond and do family things.
- My preschooler is convinced that she can blow a kiss into her hand, slap it up against my mouth and that I can "eat" it. Thus, she gets to kiss the baby.
- She wanted to go pick the tomatos out of the garden - all by herself. I perched on the carport where I could watch from what was determined to be an "acceptable" distance away. I saw as she picked one that was not quite ripe. She looked at it, pronounced it "not done enough" and perched it back in the "V" of a vine so it could grow some more!
- The other night my husband took Daughter and the dog to the park. We live on a dead end street. At the end is a path that is part paved and part dirt. It goes down hill and then leads to a set of railway ties that operate as a staircase down to a park which holds 4 playgrounds, a boardwalk and a duck pond. Heaven on earth for little kids. On their way back, Husband says Daughter and dog ran ahead. He noticed that she just FROZE. He ran up and found a baby copperhead striking at her feet. He scooped her out of the way and looked for a stick. Daughter handed him one and WHACK - he killed it with one blow. We checked her all over and no bite marks. Later Husband mentioned it to a park ranger and the ranger said that baby snakes have just as much venom and it would have been extremely bad if she had gotten bit. Good thing I wasn't there. I would have freaked.....then again, it might have spurred on labor.
- Yesterday I took Daughter to a birthday party. It was outside. Our weather here in September can be uncertain. Some years it is fall - other years still summer. Right now it's summer. Highs in the 90s and HOT and HUMID. All the kids got in the pool. I sat in the shade (still hot) for 4 hours. Came home at 7:30 and I was done. So was my daughter - she was just exhausted. I helped her get a bath and ready for bed and told her I might just go to bed too. She announced that I looked like I needed snuggles. So she climbed into my bed and said she would sleep there and keep me company until Daddy came to bed. I fell asleep with her curled up against my back whispering, "I love you Mommy." Ahh the perfect end to a day.