Bedrooms were vacuumed, garbage cans emptied, game closet straightened, bathrooms scoured. Little ones did well today. Snow fell and fell. Light soft flakes, from sunrise till noon. It was time for an adventure. I don't like snow, but I love childlike excitement.
Rolling the biggest snowball in the world down the hill
Shrieks of laughter
Frozen pants under snow bibs
I realize that as she changes at a rapid pace, I must change with her. Yet, I still have influence, as long as I have a relationship. Surely there are other things to interest a teen that are more wholesome.
Stacy comes to visit. They talk about walking the mall. Can we come up with anything better? Yes, we can. They don my aprons, tidy the kitchen, position the camera just right, play soft background music and film their own cooking show.
I sit out of view to motion frantically when they try to put a metal bowl in the microwave, or when 1 stick of butter is thought to be 1 pound. Proudly they serve their fruit salad at dinner and their cookies to those who eat all their food. They watch their movies with delight. This is the funnest time we've had in a long time, they agreed.