I woke up to my middle child crawling onto the couch with me at 5am to watch her current favorite show, Victorious. I can almost recite all the lines. We sat for a bit when I decided to make coffee and she settled in to start her school work. Ten minutes later my coffee maker sat silent, the pot empty. My sluggish brain was trying to search for a solution when my daughter said, “don’t you have that other thing to make coffee?” Bless you child! Yes!
These are the moments I try to really cherish. The rare mornings I only have one kid sitting here with me. We can snuggle and talk in a way that doesn’t happen with siblings around. Or just sitting quietly with them is really nice too.
Last night was another one of those wonderful spontaneous moments. It had been raining all day and the girls wanted a day off of hiking (even though they love the hikes). I love sitting out back and listening to the rain, so I thought the kids might like it too.
We have a cement patio at the back of the house, so we brought a blanket out and Candy Land. I knit, they played. When the game lost its fun, they found some umbrellas and ran around a bit. It was really nice.
Those waffles made a great breakfast again. I ate mine without syrup. And now my knitting is calling to me and that will be how I finish greeting the morning.