August 04, 2004


I don't know when I've slept better and not known why. I woke up at 5:15 A.M. and anyone who knows me well knows that isn't typical. I prefer the quiet of late night rather than the early morning. However, the window was open and the cool earthy morning smell was blowing across the sill. It reminded me of something I can't even remember and I was drawn to go and breathe it into my being.

I could hear C tossing and turning. She slipped off of the top bunk and made her way into our bedroom. I realized that R was awake, as well. Unable to find a comfortable position with us, C gave up and headed back to her own bed. A few minutes later, K began to squirm in the bottom bunk. She often talks in her sleep. (Actually, "accuses in her sleep" is a more accurate description). This morning from the depths of her slumber, K accused one of her older sisters of being a radish. Waking herself with this pre-dawn proclamation, she then made her way into our bed, planted herself securely between her father and I, and immediately fell back through the fathoms to rest soundly.

C still unable to find her way back to the land of Nod, joined me downstairs and is now watching Schoolhouse Rock! Special 30th Anniversary Edition ("So she unpacked her adjectives"......"Rockin' and a rollin' over the horizon, what can it be? It looks like it's gonna be a free country"......"Three is a magic number [my favorite]"...."Figure Eight is double four; figure four is half of eight"......"Well the shot heard round the world was the start of the revolution"......"Every person that you can know; every place that you can go; and anything you can show, you know they're nouns"......"So when you're happy-Hurray! or sad-Aw! or frightened-eek! or mad-Rats! or excited-Wow! or glad-Hey! and interjection starts the sentence right [the children's favorite]"......"Lolly, lolly, lolly get your adverbs here"......and of course, "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union establish justice, insure domestic tranquilty [thought of you, La Shawn, recalling how you told about memorizing the Preamble via Schoolhouse]").

Now to face the day....I think it's gonna be good.

Posted by Rae at August 4, 2004 07:05 AM

It's funny how some days we see through the sameness of each day and for whatever reason sense the goodness of all that we usually take for granted.

Posted by: Patrick at August 4, 2004 09:04 PM

I SO love schoolhouse. We stayed up late one night trying to watch them ALL. There are many that I'd not seen. Good memories!

Posted by: GrumpyBunny at August 5, 2004 02:11 PM
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