Thoughts from this Year

My love of picture books has made me realize our lives are imitating the art and text found in picture books.

Two-year-old twins and a four-month-old have reduced my daughter and son-in-law into babbling, sleep-deprived parents. They now greet us with, “Welcome to the circus!” Yup, Dr. Seuss’ If I Ran the Circus pretty much says it all for them!

As for Mimi and Poppy (a.k.a. grandma (me) and grandpa), The Poky Little Puppy and The Little Engine that Could aptly describe us as we try to keep up with the endless energy of the little ones. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to babysitting. Our only downtime is when all three are asleep. That’s when Mimi and Poppy enjoy a glass of wine and do a happy dance before we collapse.

The twins are a mixture of classic picture books. They can…

be great friends like Frog and Toad

cause a rumpus like Max in Where the Wild Things Are

misbehave like David in No, David!

share like in A Weekend with Wendell

have a cranky day like Alexander, and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Or they can be adorable and loving like in Guess How Much I Love You

Our newest granddaughter takes it all in and holds her own. She’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, slowly finding her place in the world until she joins the “Twin Pack,” and they become “Three Amigos,” who, undoubtedly, will be up to some mischief.

We love being close to our family, but it’s also nice to be surrounded with the peace and quiet of our home, to enjoy our friends, and to reminisce about our youthful days when we, too, had an endless supply of energy. Luckily for us, we struck gold with our family and friends. Life is good. We hope yours is too!

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

 

 

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2 Comments on “Thoughts from this Year”

  1. MaryBeth Lidington Says:

    Absolutely delightful and my hat’s off to you.

    Henry is a almost-2-year-old whirlwind that I cannot keep up with. He knows no down-time.

    He tolerates reading for the shortest time span….but at least we get a few books into him.

    I think I am going to head out right after Christmas, weather-permitting for the drive down.

    I don’t think we will have time for our meet-and-greet………….sad!

    Nothing new on our buyer’s end….no buyers for their house, so who knows about what is in our future, at least short-term.

    I hope you have the happiest of Christmases and a mild winter.

    Love you,

    marybeth

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