and picture like this:
I don't make any promises, but maybe this is a good time to ignore the kids
who are now standing over my shoulder tattling about who poked the other guy
"...almost in the eye" with a sharp pencil....... *sob, sniff, whine,sob*
to focus on a few lighter moments that contain less drama and more smiles for me.
who has the pleasure of waking to "Jingle Bells" sung to the tune of
"Hark the Harald Angels Sing" and containing only the lyrics
"JING-GLE Bells, JING-GLE Bells, JING-GLE Bells...."
and so on.
Or how about a conversation overheard in the land of Legos
(and only when girls play):
"This family has 6 boys and 3 girls."
"Wow, that IS a lot!"
"Yes, and all of them in only 9 years."
(This spoken as if it's the usual course. But then...
ahem. ...Well anyways. WHAAAT? It's only 7 in 10 years for me.
9 in 9 years would be insane. Sheesh.)
There must have been other laughable words and events today,
but Oh what a GOOD THING to reflect on the delightful,
sparkly, LIFE-filled moments!
It does a heart good:-)
-Especially when getting the same silly clowns
to take less than an hour to clear the table for dinner.
prod, prod, prod...
I can't wait to see how long it takes AFTER dinner. Hm.
Is there room under that coffee table for me?
I'll be ready for bed if no one else is.
And hopefully with a smile and a sigh, as I hear Jingle Bells which is stuck in my head
playing over and over to the tune of Hark the Harald.