Just Write {54}

September 24, 2012

It’s after nine and Asher is still up. Normally, he’s zonked out by 8. He had a nap at daycare today. I can hear him up there on his top bunk, whispering to himself or maybe to God or maybe to a stuffed animal. He climbed down the ladder without waking his brother about ten minutes ago, went to the bathroom and climbed back up. His hair is spiked up on one side from pressing it against a pillow while it was still wet. He looks a little like a cross between a parrot and Jef with one f from the last Bachelorette.

We are all exceptionally tired over here, fighting colds and an overly busy weekend. Daddy is gone for work Monday through Wednesday and I’m gone Thursday through Sunday. Time is playing one of its tricks and zooming past us while we trip around trying to keep too many things in our arms.

Today, as we walked from the car to the front door after school, Miles said, The days are going more fastly now. 

This was good news because his number one reason for not liking school was that it was just way too long. Now it’s more fastly. Tonight, as I tucked he and his brother into bed, he said, The dots on dice are called pips.

Oh. Did you learn that at school today?

No. I read it in my book. 

It’s one of those books with all kinds of random facts and all of them are in his brain now, bumping around like us with all of the things to do in our arms.

Three different times today I stopped short with arms full and set some things down. I can’t do it all and the perfectionist trying to trick me like time can’t always win. So I walked away from this or that and took a deep breath. I went outside because it was so warm today and I watched the boys play with a wheelbarrow and mud. I came back in and gave Elsie a bath and I tweeted out, You know if we just keep going we’ll be okay, no matter the clumsy. 

It’s true. All we can do is go, go, go; not that fastly, but just moving forward until the next breath.


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