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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Childhood joy!!

The two middle children have been home this week (the reason is a whole 'nother story!) and the teenager has been so wonderful with them. Yesterday when I went to my doctor's appointment she cared for all three of the younger ones. Today she fixed the two middle ones their breakfast, sat down on the floor with them as they did their Vtech learning game on the tv and cleaned off their outdoor toys so they could go outside and play.

It's been a really big help since I haven't been feeling well today (another whole 'nother story!) So, I was standing at the backdoor watching them play. Their laughter was infectious. Their smiles lit up the yard. And it was so beautiful to see. (I wish I had a picture to share, but the digital camera program is acting screwy.)

Picture this: It's a very crisp winter day, but the sun is shining brightly and the sky is a clear blue. There isn't any snow, but the ground is covered in fall-colored leaves and pine cones. The children's feet are causing crunching sounds as they chase each other, throw balls and get pushed on a toy by their big sister. They're dressed in sweat pants, long johns, hats, hoods, mittens, gloves... all bundled up and not minding the cold.

It's a beautiful sight to see.

And it makes me do a little pondering... In about another year the teenager will graduate so today is one of those days I treasure. My children are in a good mood, playing, laughing and enjoying each other.

Where's the baby? I know you're wondering. Well, I guess everyone can't be happy: She was fussy and sleepy as is down for a nap!! Whew, finally nice and quiet in the house! LOL! But, nevertheless, a perfect childhood, joyful day!
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