Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tea with Supergirl

Grace stayed home sick from school today, and since Katie went to play at a friend's house, the two of us got to spend the entire day together alone. So I did what all moms do for their sick babies when they are home from school, I dosed her up with Tylenol and took her shopping for a Halloween costume. What, you don't have that tradition?

We got back home and set about busying ourselves with different tasks; me with the dishes, and her with yet another art project, and she looked up and gave me that snaggletoothed smile.

"This is fun, Mama. I can't remember ever spending the whole day with just you and me."

"Oh, but I do. The first twenty months of your life," I told her, "we spent every day like this, just the two of us."

We talked about the little house in Durham, North Carolina where we lived when she was a baby, how I would take her on walks in the stroller and rock her in her little green nursery there. How Aunt Stacie lived nearby and would come over after work. About her first birthday, when all of her grandparents and all of her aunts and her only older cousin came to celebrate. We talked about how we were just a little family back then, just the three of us in our little house, happy, but not a complete family just yet.

We decided to have a tea party, and I deemed the occasion worthy of the Good China. It's not every day that I get to have Supergirl all to myself.


  1. How sweet... Sounds like a good day to me (even if she was sick). Feel better Gracie!

  2. That is so sweet! My oldest is home sick today too. We haven't had our quiet time yet though. Joey goes to school after lunch and then the baby takes a nap. I am inspired to make our time special this afternoon. Just what I needed to read this morning. Hope Grace feels better soon.

  3. Awww, that Grace is definitely a keeper! I'm glad y'all had a fun day, even if she was sick! I hope it has passed and not found any of the rest of the household!

  4. Aww. That is just so sweet. That Gracie is such a beautiful little Supergirl. :)

  5. I am having a crying kind of day today and this post did not help. Very very sweet. I think of all the things I find myself wishing throughout each day, the most common one is I wish I had more one on one time with my kids. Less saying "hold on" or "I'm helping so and so right now". Those moments are so special here, but I wonder if they should be.

  6. Aww. Love the the smile. :) I look forward to (hopefully) more babies in the future, but I love these days with just me and my boy..

  7. It sounds like a lovely, lovely day.


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