Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring!

I have to make this quick...I have a dump truck load of compost scheduled to arrive in about an hour, and my little elves who are going to deposit it into my garden beds are still asleep. I forget if I told them what they're doing today.

Of course, the one elf who is going to watch the day's activities was up at 4:30 AM, gagging herself--her charming way of saying good morning. When I get to heaven, I'm going to ask God why He didn't preserve her ability to say, "Mom, I need you." But until then, if any of you have any bright ideas as to how to break her of this messy communication style, I'm taking notes.

She's on the recliner reading her Disney Princess book while I'm sitting on the floor in front of her writing this. I think I need to point out to her that none of the princesses have their fingers in their throats.


The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven -
All's right with the world!
~Robert Browning


Anonymous said...

Ahh, compost....the commodity of Spring!

Duct tape. For the gagging. no...duct tape her fingers together so they won't fit in her mouth. I know you were thinking her mouth, weren't you?


aunt rebecca said...

Actually, why don't you point out to her that none of the princesses have their fingers in their mouths? You never know....

and a very happy to spring to y'all!

Jean said...

Now, I have a confession to make. Although she does gag pretty much only for MY benefit, yesterday she started getting sick with some sort of gastrointestinal bug, so THAT's why she was nauseous and gagging: she needed more hydrocortisone.

So I put the duct tape away, and got the hydrocortisone out.

Gretchen said...

I'm sure the duct tape is still good for something. Don't put it away just yet...

uncle jeff said...

praying for my beautiful niece and all her brother's and sister. oh, and for her mom and dad, too:)