Looking In

This is rare these days. I shouldn't say it in such bleek terms, but the truth is, there is a lot of bickering and crying going on around here this summer. I've found that any time we aren't busy the girls just can't seem to get along, which surprises me considering they are 5 years apart. It's not all the time. Somtimes they love playing with each other. When it happens I rejoice and quickly attempt to check things off of my to-do list. (Or sit and stare at the walls.) Last night they went to bed together, and after I had read them a few stories they read to each other before they fell asleep all cuddled up together. I suppose I should simply be thankful instead of wishing for more peaceful moments like this. It's just the paint all over the back door and the glue all over every inch of Amelia's exposed skin and the huge piles of laundry and the never ever ever ending sink of dishes and the bickering, well those things get me down sometimes. Then I see this and in my heart I know it's going to be okay. It really, really is all going rather well.
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  1. Hi, I came across your blog by clicking the "next blog" button.

    This is such a heart-warming post. Seeing it reminds me to be nicer to my sister. Even though we are both teens, we still fight a lot.


  2. Heather, I know exactly what you mean. This summer has not gone at all like I would have liked...the bickering and yelling and whining drives me crazy to the point I WANT school to start just to have the peace and quiet of only one child in the house all day. But this will be the first child I am losing to the public school system and I am trying very hard to realize that my time with him is short and that I really need to look more for the positive (even help make more of the positive) and get past all the stressful stuff. You are lucky to have caught your moment on film, mine are too quick and fleeting to capture like this.

  3. Did you do something cool to this pic to make it look all vintage-y?

    Just keep 'em from killing each other until school starts. That's the best anyone can hope for.

  4. how precious!
    those girls...they just melt my heart.


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