Just Write {22}

February 13, 2012

I turned the heat down. The burner was on high and the water was boiling over. I walked away and forgot again and came back to stir and the noodles were kind of stuck on the bottom. Elsie woke up from her nap and she was so snuggly. More snuggly than her usual, with one pudgy hand on either of my cheeks and her face smashed into my chin. She stayed that way a long time and I hugged her back. Then we went to stir and drain the noodles and the steam was going all the way to the ceiling and Elsie stared at it in awe.

I turned the heat down in the house because it’s 30 degrees outside and that’s balmy for Minnesota. I knew if I left it up, Miles would sweat in bed later because he’s just such a little hot box.

I fed Elsie from her tiny spoon and bowl and then took her to the bathroom to wash her hands. The hot water works better faster, so I’m always turning it down to be sure she’s okay.

Later on, I ran the bath for the boys and turned down the heat again, to get it to the place they like it most.

Everything in my day is measured this way, with care and adjustments, round and round and over and over, turning down and breathing deep and leaning in for the just woken baby to give me the boost to keep going.


This is the 22nd installment of Just Write, an exercise in free writing your ordinary and extraordinary moments. {Please see the details here.}  I would love to read your freely written words so join me and link up below. You can add the url of your post at any time. Just be sure it’s a link to your Just Write post, not to your main page. Then please link back to this post in your post so people know where to go if they’d like to join in.) (Any links not following those two guidelines will be deleted.) 

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