This past week began with My Man being gone on business. Together the children and I managed to hold the loneliness at bay by having a giant “sleepovers.” Each night everyone but the baby piled into my bed and we watched Brave on the laptop. And when it was over we’d just restart it, until everyone had drifted off to sleep. Then I would lay in the darkness and listen to the sounds of their breathing, and feel the bed gently wiggle as each one turned and tossed, and I would feel so thankful. Thankful from the depths of my soul that here, surrounding me, were little people who depend on me and keep me depending on God.
By the third night I think we could have just turned off the sound and quoted the entire movie word for word. 😀
In one of the funnier moments, the children were wondering why their father is so very talented at the work he does. Little Boo matter-of-factly states “It’s because he has big nipples.”
We all just stared at her for a moment, then Zorro (obviously prepared to leap to his father’s defense,) says “He has WHAT??!!!”
Boo holds her arms out and boldly flexes. “Big nipples. Like me.”
We *eventually* explained that the word she was looking for was “muscles.” When we could talk through the laughter……
We had fun making some felt crafts as gifts for Thanksgiving, and I particularly enjoyed listening to Rosie agonize over which Superhero mask she should make for her father. “The Hulk is strongest, but Batman is the most handsome…..” She eventually chose to go with Batman.
Then, glory be, he was home for 4 days straight and we slept and snuggled and cooked and built and shopped and loved and laughed and generally basked in the warm glow of Thanksgiving and the haze of prosperity with which we are blessed.