Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pucker Up


Sometimes I really like my kids. LOL. Most days, they have me quietly meditating to myself things like "he is just upset because he isn't getting his way, he is just upset because he isn't getting his way... be the adult, don't get mad, be the adult, don't get mad." Or, "take a deep breath... take a deep breath... she is only 5, she'll learn". They have me counting the hours until bed time ( or the days til the next therapy appointment when we can get some more advice on how to handle rotten situations ).

Then there are days like yesterday. It was a stressful couple of hours shortly after the bus arrived delivering my little terrors, I mean darlings, home. There were meltdowns and fits. There were arguments and tears.

But then...

There was a hula-hoop competition. Lauren and Andrew playing on the deck, together, no fighting, showing each other cool things a hula-hoop can do. Then they wandered into the woods and brought me back a little handful of flowers. I got to sit quietly and knit by the window, listening to there little kid conversations. (according to Andrew, you can't possibly know the future unless, of course, you had a time machine which is practically impossible... all his words, lol) And I got to cover my eyes, pretend I didn't see the fist full of flowers as they were coming inside, and get a few hugs and kisses.

And how perfectly my little glass of snow caps match what I was knitting on. The top is for the spring/summer, it is called "Pucker". The yarn is Seduce in the color Absinthe. I can't wait to get it done, and maybe I can wear it while doing some hula-hooping of my own.


Jenn said...

I loved this post. Probably cause it started with a gorgeous picture in my favorite color! I'm so glad you got to have a great day with your kids.

I need to learn how to knit. I have friend who is going to trade knitting lessons for lampwork lessons (I teach her lampwork and she'll teach me how to knit).

Holly said...

That is such a cute top! I guess here soon I will have to put down the socks long enough to make a cute top of my own.

Kristen said...

Kerry, I can SO relate to this post! Every single word of it! :) There is always a silver lining! I absolutely LOVE that color that you are working with... it's my favorite color in the whole world! Can't wait to see the finished product! I hope you get more smiles today! :)

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I soooooo understand this post.