Now that 3/4’s of them are here, and Christmas is just around the Johnny ‘orner, that life force is back.
When you are first starting out as a family, and the children start to come – one after another after another – there is this extraordinary life force that begins to permeate the home.
With an exquisite energy.
It manifests itself in as many ways that those energetic rug rats can offer:
Like the stampede on the top floor.
You know, the one that can heard clear as a bell all the way from the basement.
Then the crash.
Followed by a deafening silence.
A hushed, “Oh, oh”.
And then – abundant giggles.
The utterly pointless and painfully endless arguments.
Singing in the bath tub.
Revelations around the dinner table.
And my favorite; that unmistakable sound of slumber.
Simply put, the din of our kids just being kids.
Unfortunately, young moms and dads may be so focused on restoring/maintaining/creating order that they fail to appreciate the absolute splendor of these…
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