I read this wonderful post I wish I’d written myself. Anyone who thinks you’re being negative when you say honestly that parenting is hard, probably hasn’t done much of it themselves. Anyway, the writer talked about chronos time, the time in which you get everything done, as for today I didn’t feel I got much of that in (though I did manage folding laundry, taking the girls to a friend’s house, take Sara Ellen to gym class [on time], and get both girls to sleep at a reasonable time!). What got me were all the amazing kairos, or special, undefinable moments I experienced.
~ Eliza is a light in my life. This evening she was holding her sister’s flashlight. She shined the light at her hand, then rubbed her hand on her face. Her very skin is the pale peach and gold of a new day.
~ Sara Ellen has an ear for sound. I was brushing her teeth. She began to say “ahh” and close her mouth the tiniest bit, making her sound different.
~ While watching Gilmore Girls, both girls got up and boogied. So much fun. I love watching Eliza dance. Baby Bop has rhythm.
~ On the way home from The Little Gym, Eliza was very displeased at being put in the car. At first Sara Ellen was covering her ears and telling her to stop. Very soon she change tactics, she started laughing on purpose. Normally I don’t enjoy that but it made her sister laugh. Bliss.
~ At Sara Ellen’s friends house, I got to hold their baby sister for the first time, so cute. While I was holding on to her, even after the mother’s arms were free, Eliza came over and held her arms out. Oh my goodness.
~ At this point in toddlerhood, the smallest words are adorable. Eliza recently started saying “stop”, but it sound like “Op”. Today she picked up an item at the grocery store, put it back, knocked over something behind it, and said “uh oh”. And I think I can hear her trying to say her sister’s name.
~ This morning, and yesterday as well, Eliza pulled me away from the couch and brought me into the Tinkerbell tent so I could play with the trains with her.
~ I lost count of the number of hugs I got today. *sigh* And the number of times Eliza went to sit next to her sister and Sara Ellen put her arm around her.