“Did you know snakes can swallow burps?”
Clare, on how snakes can swallow birds.
“It’s not broken, but you’re going to feel pain for a good 4-5 weeks.”
Yeah, so about 2.5 weeks ago, I fell on the stairs and landed smack on my tailbone. Ow-za. After two weeks of pain, I finally decided to go see the doctor. He said it was really badly bruised, but not broken. The next few weeks should be super fun.
I’m a little light on quotes this week, but I do have one sweet story to share. It’s one I don’t want to forget. On Wednesday evening, just before bed, I asked Scott if he had checked on the kids. He hadn’t, so I hustled upstairs to make sure all was quiet on the western front. As I walked into the girls’ room, I noticed an empty bed and immediately looked to see if Anna-Laura was sick and in the bathroom. Upon further investigation, I found her, snuggled up next to Clare, in the same bed. For a minute, I just stood there enjoying the sweetness of the moment. I never had a sister, but begged my mom relentlessly for one. Instead, he gave me two daughters. I gently scooped up Anna-Laura and put her back in bed and rearranged Clare and put her under her covers. It made me offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God for giving those two a sister to love. To share a room (and a bed) with. To have for a very, very long time (I hope). It was such a precious childhood moment. Those are the moments of parenthood that make the long days worth it.
We have a gloriously UNbusy, long weekend ahead. A graduation party, Mass and some time with family is all that’s on the agenda. The end of school is here and I am 2.5 days from becoming a mom to a middle schooler. Not. Possible. Make yours a great weekend, too!