Friday, February 07, 2014


She goes around in circles
Till she's very, very dizzy

- from Disney's Cinderella

Round and round the table they ran. I watched and wished I had their energy and endurance. I wondered, if we let them run like this every day would they automatically be ready to run a marathon at twenty? "Slow down!"  my mother hollers, but they don't hear her.

They all took naps today and I was able to rest for a bit too, once they fell asleep. My head was heavy, "full of rocks" my sister suggested, and my neck was tired from holding it upright. I snuggled down on the little couch near the wood stove and covered up with my lopsided afghan. The phone rang three times in the 45 minutes I was down, but I didn't get up to answer it. Somewhere between the time I got up and half an hour later, my stiff neck was finally relaxed.

These are the four that keep us on our toes. They bicker and argue, boss each other around, fight, cry, and get mouthy, and then, when we least expect it, one of them climbs up on our lap for a bit of loving. They wear me out sometimes, but then again, where would I be without them?


  1. I can hear Mom and I'm way over here! ;) I'm glad they wore themselves out so you could get a little rest too.

  2. I could hear her too. They can't really get out to expend that running around the table isn't a bad idea.

  3. I'm glad you agree. Sometimes I tell them "no running" and then wonder why in the world I don't just let them run when they have the desire. I remember the three of us running, every night, from the bedroom, down the hall, through the living room and kitchen, around the dining room table, and back down to the bedroom. It was fun. :0)