Noticing is a good habit, I think. It can be a remedy for self-obsession... unless, of course, you only notice things about yourself. :) Anyway, here are some things I've been noticing.
The light pink rhododendrons are blooming.
My boys, 27 months apart, are sharing clothes. (Can't decide how I feel about this.)
Reheated rice is not that great.
Board books hurt when they are chucked point-blank at the back of your head.
The grass is growing again.
My children are some of the most forgiving individuals I have ever met. Thank God.
The laundry needs to be folded.
The scent of newly-opened cherry blossoms can drift a long way.
Nothing important seems to happen when (or how) you think it will.
God knows what he's doing.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Me: Dexter, are you all done with your cereal?
Dexter: You're a moose fur bagel dog!
Preschool Teacher: Wow, you're smart!
Dexter: Smarty, hearty, party!
[in the car, out of the blue]
Dexter: Only bees are on facebook.
Nate: Mommy, I kind of like that show that's not a kid show where the people sing and the three people watch them.
Me: Oh yeah?
Nate: Yeah. Is that in Hollywood?
Me: What?! You know what Hollywood is?
Nate: Yes, I know what Hollywood is.
Me: OK, what is Hollywood?
Nate: It's when you get the yellow paper.
Me: [cracking up and remembering that I let him watch a few minutes of American Idol with me last week] Yep, you're right buddy.
[during prayers last night]
Nate: Please Jesus, help the people in Ethiopia have a good meeting so that Zeke can come home soon. Because I really want Zeke to come home soon.
[Amen to that, son.]