You walk downtown for dinner
then stop in the used book store to buy an old Girl Scout handbook
your daughter actually holds your hand on the way home
you read several chapters of The Littles aloud while your husband and children play with Legos
and drift off to sleep on the couch with the book on your lap.
Then suddenly you are awoken by your children
screaming at each other over a toy
you tell your kids to brush their teeth
but they don't listen and continue fighting
and you really want to just get in bed
cavities be damned.
Ideal moments are so fleeting, and real moments seem to last forever.
you take the good
you take the bad
you take them both
and there you have
the facts of life
the facts of life.
And for Julia over at Chicken Scratch who tagged me for a picture, current, past or present, here is a past and present picture of me and the kids on our front porch.
Fall 2004 (Sorry Avery, Grace took the picture.)
Fall 2007 (I'm still wearing a ponytail, but that has become a fact of life.)
Happy Monday y'all!