Monday, January 25, 2010


On Saturday afternoon I found a great shirt for Twin Boy at the Goodwill.
$1.99 - yeah!

I brought it home just as he was leaving for an overnighter.
Spotting it, he tore off his shirt and put it right on.
It smelled a little like fabric softener so I let it go - hopefully it was clean.

We picked him up in the morning on the way to church,
and he appeared at the truck door in the same shirt, but what can you do.

Right after church we drove to the in-laws for lunch and spent the day loafing there.

I wasn't feeling particularly well, and woke this morning with a terrible cold.
I waited until the last possible moment to get up,
then threw some clothes on and hustled everybody out the door to school.

Just now I looked over and realized that it's the first time I've properly looked at him today.

And yes.

"You're still wearing that shirt?" I asked -
it was one of those questions you already know the answer to but you ask anyway.

"I love this shirt!" he says.



Friday, January 22, 2010

Keeping An Eye On The Situation

Twin girl got a necklace from Nick the other day.

A gift.

Her friends informed her that
"those diamonds aren't real".

Really now.

Twin boy's take on the subtleties of

"If a boy teases you,
that means he likes you.

And if a girl asks you to chase her,
that means she likes you."

This pretty much sums up love in the 5th grade.

And yet apparently Nick seems not so subtle.



Saturday, January 16, 2010

Matthew 7:1-5

When Middle Child argued that Twin Girl could NOT be hungry
because she just ate "like a half hour ago",
Twin Girl spun on her heel with her nose in the air and retorted,

"Don't judge my hungerness."

I love that.

And while you're at it,
don't judge my domesticness,
or my hairstyleishness,
or my faithness
or my heartness.


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Cold Snap

I was trying to think of something good about this weather
and the only think I could think of was:

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't love Springtime so much,
if Winter weren't so long and bitter.