Monday, March 22, 2010

the summer rain!

Last Sunday morning, I took the kids for a hike in the woods and I wanted to make it all meaningful and stuff, so on the way there, I told them to think of a few things they were thankful for, because we were going to talk about being thankful while we were hiking.

And so, in the car ride, it was like this: argue, argue, argue, complain, complain, complain, argue, argue, argue. And then when I released them from their car seats, and they were bounding into the woods, it was all sweetness and light and everyone was so happy. The woods: the antidote to all sibling rivalry and mommy stress.

After we hiked for a while, we sat on a bench and started being thankful. I said I was thankful for the beautiful woods in the springtime and for time with my sweet Skyler and my sweet Reedo.

Skyler said: "I'm thankful for chocolate and can we go and get some after this?"

Reed said: "I'm thankful for my summer rain."

Summer rain?

I thought "DID YOU HEAR THAT PEOPLE?? I have a young POET here in the woods!"

And I said: "You are thankful for summer rain? That is so wonderful, Reed. I also love a nice summer rain."
And Skyler said: "NO MOM. Submarine. He's thankful for his toy submarine."

So I stood corrected, and then we all hiked on.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Did you answer with, "Yes Jillian Michaels. Of course you should also be thankful for that AND your numerous workout videos and 3 yr old following!"

He's so cute! He has a fan club down here in MD who thinks his workout antics are hilarious!

Ayone told Jillian about her biggest fan? i keep expecting a blog post about her dropping by to meet him!

SNW said...

cracking up, to tears. YES!

Amy said...

thanks for the laugh! too cute - and oh so familiar :) At dinner, we try to talk about things that we're thankful for, and more often than not, we'll hear "ice cream" and "legos" when it's the kiddos turn...

Nancy said...

Laughed 'til I cried, Em!

Baute Family said...

wow.... the schedule thing is awesome and sounds like you have a perfect life my dear friend.... you have done such a great job! I'm so proud of you. I wish I could say my life was so structured and balanced. I guess I've always done things the most ass backwards way.
The Summer rain story made me laugh outloud ( which is odd at my job) Can we switch jobs? yours sounds like such a better match for me. I figured out the perfect term for me last year... i'm creatively trapped! I am working on this but it's hard to find a way out of the "job." anyway, i love you and the blog sounds great!In fact I was considering doing the same in different format (on creating, oddly enough.)we'll see...

ann said...

I am LOL! I bet one of your kids will turn into that poet! Maybe both. How can they not?

I do wish we lived closer!

Kirsten said...

Great moment! There are some poetic moments on our adventures, but mostly there are chocolate moments. What's not poetic about chocolate and submarines though?!