Everyday is filled with to do lists, places to go, appointments to keep. We are all so very busy. I watch (actually I hear it while I’m driving and the children are watching it) Little House on the Prairie. It makes me think about slower days. I always love how at night they just sat around and were together. When I read the book, the fondness for these moments and Laura’s sweet memories of them shine through. I don’t want to let the busyness of life make me miss the moments. Here are a few from the past couple of weeks that I know if I don’t purposefully try to remember, that I will forget. I don’t want to forget.
We found a dog wandering in the street. We had it about 3 hours before we found its owners. The girls fell in love fast. He was sweet, but I was proud that when the time came they were able to let him go because they had empathy for the owners.
While we waited for his sisters to get their teeth cleaned, he put this thing on his head and was just sitting there waiting for me to notice. I don’t think he realized how funny it was. He is always trying to make us laugh, so maybe he did.
Our little Halloween hot dog, the whole crew and a mermaid all on Halloween.
David’s favorite thing to talk about, pretend to cook and sometimes just randomly say is, “hot dog”. When he saw the costume he just had to have it.
Lillian planned and embellished that costume. She saw it on a Goodwill run when we were looking for a costume for another party. She’s been planning it since August. She’s a planner!
For many years, we have hosted Halloween at our house. We have dinner and desserts. I have games for the kids to play. It’s nice that even as they get older they still want to all get together.
These are the days.