I have a toddler. And a preschooler. And a school aged child. A husband. And a mortgage. A smile on my face. Every day. If I should frown, I think of Kiddie City. And I turn that frown... upside down. Because I can. I remember Kiddie City. Because I'm thirty four. And I know that a smile a day, keeps the crazies away. It's something I've discovered.
I've discovered what makes a real good friend, a real good time, and a real good meal. I know what makes me laugh. And what makes me laugh hysterically. I know that I want to be around people who laugh a lot. I tell Lillian to follow those people on the playground. I've discovered the freedom of giving up control. And embracing life. It's out of my control.
I'm still a work in progress. When I wake up to discover my bedside cup of water full of bloated Froot Loops and the plastic ice cube remains of a boo boo bear, I sometimes want to not be thirty four. I do not adore you.
I want to be twenty four
With the world of wonder at my door
But then I remember, all the life lessons learned around age twenty four
And I'm so thankful to not go through that anymore
Sometimes all the calls for mom drive me insane. But then I feel so lucky, for there are some that will never hear that name. I get to see that look of awe, as sugar laden cereal turns milk into a rainbow. That look of adoration as boo boo bear miraculously heals an injury that only mom can see. And then, it feels like I've discovered the world. Exactly how it's supposed to be.
|Grady...convinced to discover the tunnel, and find the baseball... all Lil's influence. |
|Discovered... a mom's moment of peace. As both boys discover sleep on the trail.|
|A new way to avoid discovery. The dinosaur camouflage.|