Oh man, I love this duo. I feel so lucky to get to spend my time with them during the school day. They really are good-natured, fun little people. I have lots of pictures of them together over the last few months… (many of them that happen to be in the same spot and pose somehow)
Ansley has enjoyed holding, handling, dragging, tickling her little bro from the beginning…and now it is evident that he likes it too. He stares with wide-eyes at most things she does and cracks up at her antics.
Oh, they are fun. How is anyone supposed to get anything done with distractions like these? Today as Ansley was playing with her wooden trains and tracks, I breezed past her with packing tape in hand, in the middle of preparing Christmas packages for shipping…when she asked so innocently, “Mom, do you want to play with me?” Something about the way she phrased the question made it impossible to refuse. I wanted her to know that while I don’t actually DO it that often, I do WANT to play with her. I would never want her to doubt that desire, so I sat down and played. I’m so thankful for moments like these.
Too often I fill my days with good, but pretty meaningless/tedious things. I need to stop and make time for more important things—like quality interactions these two precious creatures. Maybe writing that down here will make me actually do it!?
When I look at these faces, and realize how fast they are changing…I remember that it is OKAY that I get so few things checked off my to-do list each day. I know it is okay, but it’s December, after all…and that list is long!
Ahhh, the balancing act that is Motherhood…I love it, I do.