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?