On being Three…

October 24, 2012

Three years old is such a lovely and busy time of life. There is SO very much to do and discover – and so many jobs to take charge of. When you’re three it is your job to scoop the dog food to feed your pet. It is your job to hold the bucket to gather eggs, to chase the chickens and make sure they don’t relax in the yard. It is your job to chase cats off our lawn and search for eagles in the garden. When you’re three you must fix every loose nail and saw every piece of wood in the house – twice. When you’re three you teach your baby brother how to use toys and tools, and make sure Mommy knows exactly what he’s up to when she’s not around. When you’re three you are a big boy – but still hold on to those wonderful baby items like a lovey and milk cup. You need so much freedom and yet so much comfort that you are still welcomed and loved. When you’re three life is confusing and interesting and surprising – the sound of fighter jets, the sirens of police cars, what happens when baking soda meets vinegar. When you’re three your imagination takes off and it is amazing what you can come up with – and what your dreams can frighten you with.

And when you’re three you are a big boy with a tender, sensitive heart and an inquisitive mind – just trying to make sense of your world as each day passes. Happy Birthday big guy.




October 23, 2012

Fall is upon us and I realized I have not update anything on this little space of mine. My babies are growing like weeds and the challenges of double parenting are clearly evident now. The air is chillier, the leaves crunchy and our harvest done and still I am left with the question of what to do with these two little creatures who must move to breathe.

As our weeks meld into being and I begin to feel the new groove and rhythm of the days it amazes me how the days just take their shape. This is the first season that Big G has taken solo lessons in anything and with the addition of a scheduled activity I find the weeks just shaping themselves. Between lessons, library and play group I find the mellow quiet time we spend at home lovely. Long, leisurely afternoons of movies and books, fireside stories and crafting for the season.

Because like it or not, the season is upon us to bundle up and cozy up – to craft and give and bake and cuddle up with the people we love.

I do love fall.

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