yesterday was an afternoon/early evening with a friend we haven't seen in a long time. fancy cheese, crusty bread, chilled chardonnay. both kids running around, wreaking havoc and taking names. my 19 month old ate fistfuls of truffled gouda and i envisioned him a culinary genius, opening his own restaurant and saving a table in the kitchen for his parents. maybe he just likes to eat cheese, though.
for whatever reason, someone spelled out S-O-U-L in conversation. and the five year old, she piped in and said 'that spells soul!' we stopped and blinked. her first time figuring out a word without looking at the letters. she has been reading for weeks now but this? this was different. b was so excited her gave her a handful of chocolate chips. chocolate is gold in this household, folks. pure gold.
and the firsts? they just keep on coming.
you don't mind if i come and go from here, right? if i sometimes back away into a corner and let my words stack on top of each other, collecting dust and webs. i didn't think so.