Soooo... What am I grateful for this last Sunday of January?
I am grateful for:
* Little girls who love tea parties.Cathy and Anna actually threw this tea party (pictured below) in their room last week. They're very responsible young ladies and have a working tea cart in their room and it pleases me no end that they know how to organize, prepare, and clean up after themselves like they do! And leave deviled eggs and scones for the rest of us!
|Photo not borrowed with permission --|
mainly because Matt has a million
readers and I have about six...
* This guy...Matt Walsh, his blog in general, and, in particular,
this article about my vocation in life. Not because I feel any need to justify being a Stay At Home Mother, mind you, but because it's immensely satisfying to see someone so perfectly articulate the beauty and importance of my job. And because Matt has a huge readership and really ticks off the feminist left. If you haven't read this or any of his other posts on SAHMs or life in general, run over and see what you think. I love this guy. He's an amazing writer -- with a lot of good things to say.
* Getting the roller skates together with the key.
* No football today!
|My baby brother used to be able to|
sing falsetto and sound exactly like
Snow White. Hilarious!
* Children who aren't afraid to be silly
Doesn't matter where they are, doesn't matter whether or not someone has a camera in their hand, these youngins of ours have no inhibitions They really really do not care what anyone else thinks -- and are very, very silly.
Kevin and Michelle
|William and ice cream|
|Gabe and movie star glasses|
|Cathy and Michelle, curling hair -- you can see who was having|
more fun with this...
|Cathy with Anna's Christmas gift:|
5 gallons of whipping cream
|Dominic, Mchelle, Cathy -- mugging in kitchen|
|Kevin and pool cue|
|Dominic and face -- from upstairs balcony|
|William and silly string -- pointed at Mommy|
(Not so much silly -- as dangerous pointed this way!)
* And then there's this...
While I was scrolling around looking for silly pictures, I ran into some of the random recordings we made over Christmas time. Some are just plain old silliness (more of the above), some are straight-up singing of Christmas Carols (The kids gave a concert on Christmas day), but some show how singing erupts sometimes in the middle of silliness -- or silliness erupts in the middle of singing.... Talking and singing... and singing and talking... and walking and singing... and singing and walking and talking and being silly, while occasionally breathing, sleeping and eating... and singing.
There are a lot of other videos the children would consider better quality, I'm sure. But I
like this one. It shows how a song is born here when the children are all together -- something
I am so grateful for: that they love being together, that they love singing together, and that the two
things are spontaneous and joyful. I'm a gratefully blessed Momma.