Monday, February 16, 2015

Party for a 'Five'

It was so much fun, and there was so much food. In fact it might be said that there was possibly too MUCH food!

But the fun is what I am thinking of now. In that fun, we will include:

  • arriving in the back yard to confront an enormous bouncy castle
  • watching everyone - children and Mother - jumping in and shouting hilariously
  • taking the puppy for her first neighborhood walk and watching her collapse on every green lawn, exhausted
  • talking, talking, talking, while walking, walking, walking
  • fixing the dinner in companionable togetherness while kids and dog float in and out ("Mommy, can we have the cake yet?")
  • bouncing some more in the castle, and coming in for multiple drinks of water
  • bowing for the prayer, knowing that to Thank is a fitting humility
  • being, actually, Thankful
  • laughing when the smallest accidentally makes a joke
  • eating deliciousness to our heart's content
  • *Mommy now can we have the cake?"
  • noticing that the cover is off of the cake and there is a finger print (or two) in the frosting
Mommy and Daddy then made a kindly, command decision: baths would be taken before the cake and before the gifts. No groans were emitted, no tears shed. Instead, motivated little bodies dashed for the tub and neither Mommy nor Grandma even had to put a toe in that room. The men did it all.

Soon three scrubbed children hopped into the living room, ready for the fun. Never had princess dresses, LEGO sets, Hello Kitty stickers, or Razors been so much fun all at the same time. The small girl shrieked out her delight, hardly knowing what to play with first.

The cake was finally cut and consumed, and then it was time for Grandpa and Grandma to go home.

"Goodbye!" everyone shouted. "Sleep tight my darlings.." whispered Grandma.

As we drove away, there was a sudden silence in the Volvo. How could someone already miss someone whom they had seen mere seconds ago? It seemed hardly possible, but...

.. not for the SconeLady.

See you along the way!
the SconeLady

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