Life knitting, working and parenting

Friday, October 01, 2004

Catch Up 

I've decided to add more non-knitting commentary, as my life is so full of wonderful daily events between kids, home and work, I really want it all committed to cyberspace before the memories fade.

This week has been so busy and for the better; after a month in purgatory, I received word at work that I can change to a 4-day, 34 h/week schedule with only minor inconvenience to all. This change will be such a blessing to my sanity, and all the extra time I'll be able to devote to the kids. Ollie and Isaac will only be young once. I hate to miss a minute!

Here's one of my infinite, precious kiddie stories I have to share that happened earlier this week. I got up early on Thurs, and was in the bathroom brushing my teeth when I casually glanced out the window into the backyard. I watched with secret pleasure as 5 deer cautiously came out of the woods into the yard, obviously looking for food. One was very young, much smaller than the 4 other females. I watched quietly with wonder for a few seconds then decided to check and see if Isaac was awake yet - he'd just love to see them. Turns out my cute little man was wide awake, curled up in fetal position in his bed, just lingering and waiting for someone else to get up first. I peeked around the corner and he gave me his million-dollar smile, so I hurriedly pulled him out of bed to show him the deer. He was a little bewildered, but once he saw the animals he was captivated. We watched silently, then he began to ask questions: what are they doing? Why are they eating your garden, Mommy? (my answer: It's okay Isaac. Mommy will share with the deer). I knew Jim was awake, listening in to our conversation; I told Isaac to go get Daddy to show him too. Isaac comes back, Daddy in tow and says, "Look Daddy at all the deer!". Jim says, "Yes Isaac, they're eating the gardens." Isaac: "That's OK, Mommy said we could share (OOPS)". Daddy says, "Isaac, lets scare them away so they don't keep coming back." So they open up the window, and Isaac yells in his sweet little-boy voice "Go Away Deer!". They all stop grazing and wondering to look up at us. There's silence from both parties. Prompted, Isaac yells again, "Go Away Deer". And with that they all took off into the woods and the moment was over. Ollie started crying, alerting us that she too was awake and wanted to see what was going on. Today a sleepy little Isaac woke up and whispered, "Mommy, lets go look at the deer...". I was sad to say they didn't come back this morning.

Back to work.
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