Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ordinary Extraordinary

Staying home with kids can be real hard.

You get worn out with cajoling, with picking up the same things over and over. Your ears get tired of hearing shouts and whines. The days can seem so long.

But then. You have a morning when it's calm. And your middle guy helps you clean out the fridge. And the sun shines through the window and hits the bottoms of your toddlers feet as she is colouring in her pony book with great intent on the second stair.

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A.

20 Comments:

At 9:55 PM, Blogger MMC said...

I could just nibble!
All is right with the world when those stars align...

 
At 11:28 PM, Blogger SoozieQ said...

What a beautiful picture. Visually and painted by your words. Great job Amy

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Circus Kelli said...

I live for those kind of reminders, Amy.

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger LadyBug said...

What a lovely post. It's those small moments that make all the other stuff worth it.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger ieatcrayonz said...

Sigh. I love the tootsies. Hope the calm comes to your house more regularly.

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger speckledpup said...

sweet mama, sweet.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger Annejelynn said...

sprinkle on a bit of cocoa powder and cream and with those lil' piglets? sweet tiramasu! (may not make sense, but that's what I thought)

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Ivy the Goober said...

Funny how some little sunny toes can just warm your heart up so much!

 
At 9:46 PM, Blogger Vajana said...

If most people really knew how much these moments mean to stay at home moms...

Cutesy tootsies!

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger Leesa said...

What a great pic :) Very sweet.

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger browser58 said...

Yes, they seem to know when it is time for a day of quiet and cuteness. I think it is some sort of genetic programming. If not, so few with reach adulthood.

Well mine is 23 and still drives me crazy. I thought that by this time I would have stopped worrying about him but it just gets worse. Now he comes with really hard questions and comments such as

-Should I stay at this job or go looking for another? (You've only had this one for 3 months and it took you a year to find it.)

-Should I take my savings and buy another car, one that will keep me tapped out for the next 5 years? (Well, you are thinking of changing jobs, you think it might be a bit risky under those circumstances?)

-I want to get my own apartment but everything costs too much.(duh, what have i been telling you for the past 10 years)

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger judypatooote said...

That's what pictures are all about....those cute unexpected shots....and you mixed your words very nicely......It was a joy to read this post.......

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger lawbrat said...

Those moments are so precious. I just love them. They seem to wash away the shouts and whines, and endless picking up.

I'm adding the CD you sent me to my new laptop now! I just put it in.
Thank you again for that, I love it!

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger kalki said...

Awww, this is just lovely. I adore that photo.

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger eclectic said...

Amen, Sistah! That photo would win awards, it's so, so, so, SO perfect!

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger mrtl said...

I love this picture!

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Love the little feeties! :)

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger The Kept Woman said...

OMG. Love the tootsies.

The calm kind of erases all the storms you go through, doesn't it? Why does it work that way?

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Never That Easy said...

What a great post... "ordinary extraordinary" indeed. And the picture captured it all perfectly.

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger owlhaven said...

sweet feet!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary, mom to 8

 

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