Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A normal evening...

One thing I have found as a mom of two young children is that life is NEVER boring. There is always something to keep you on your toes - some adventure to be had. And silliness abounds.

The other day it was an animal safari. Max spent quite a bit of time setting up animals in mysterious locations and then sent Luke and I to search for them. When we found them we had to recite the given script: "Oh dear, there's a __________. I didn't expect to see that there." Over and over. For about 50 animals.

That was followed by an episode of "Kitchen Tools as Accessories". The whisk that is stuck into the back of the pants to function as a tail or the colander hat/drum combo are popular. But none can beat the allure of the "toms" (read:tongs). Fortunately we have two pairs so each child can have their own. They are used as headphones, stethoscopes, long-range pinchers, necklaces, and toy extractors.

From jousting with the toms, we then found ourselves needing further weapons. Well, look no further than the back of the couch. Like he was in training to star in the next Sword in the Stone, Luke reaches down between the cushions and discovers our one sword. Off they go. But you know what? When they were done, they both very deliberately came back to the couch to return the sword to it's rightful place.

The truth is that it never ends. One game to the next. It's fascinating, really, to just follow them through the evening. And exhausting. All of the above happened in about 30 minutes while I was making dinner.


Marian said...

Thank you so much for sharing these daily, yet oh-so-special, times with the boys. Your writing is so wonderfully descriptive that I feel like I am right there. I especially love Max's safari!

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

I agree with Marian, she said it better than I ever would.

I don't even know her but she said it right.

You are awesome!

*jess* said...

I love this post. What a perfect glimpse into your everyday life with your boys. <3 them. <3 you.