not to put too fine a point on it

17 Apr

babies don’t listen. seriously. they don’t or they do but they could care less. and kids they aren’t much better. so nowadays i do a lot of talking. to myself. and i’m okay with it. magoo loves to throw food to the dog. (or the visiting dog who spent a week with us) and laugh and laugh. and laugh. he shakes his head no as he does it. but continues unabated. cindy lou who pushes toys up to the table. the couch. or the side of the baby corral. and hops up. or out. also while shaking her head no. and laughing. so get it yet. caring. not so much. and mr. hook. the one who should have enough sense to get it also is incredibly blessed with volition. his choice to do whatever he would like. and much of that time that is to only half listen to me.
i get it. i don’t want to listen to me all that much either. both hook and i have a tendency to say to the wigglers “no no hippo. it’s not safe to play that way” from a book we read. i like it. and it works.


i spend much of my day averting disaster. and trying to feed my small humans a plethora of good foods. and less sand. and lots of water. and love. they seem to be flourishing. speech is coming slowly but i am unconcerned. they understand just about everything we tell them. and they babble back and forth incessantly. a few words are eeking out. and in due time they will clarify i have no doubt. magoo is obsessed with buses and dogs. we walk hook to the bus in the morning and magoo jumps up and down waving and blowing kisses to the bus. i think hooks driver must be smitten. i mean seriously who is ever that excited about a big yellow school bus. and cindy lou loves birds. she signs bird over and over. and she is enjoying spending time in the ke.lty backpack. mommy has learned it is way easier to chase one baby down the street than two.


things are good here. happy here. sixteen months old. and enjoying our days. and most nights….

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3 Responses to “not to put too fine a point on it”

  1. bionicbrooklynite 6 WedUTC2012-04-18T21:06:24+00:00UTC04bUTCWed, 18 Apr 2012 21:06:24 +0000 2009 at 9:06 PM #

    what a gorgeous family you got there! and i’m totally stealing the hippo line.

  2. allison-lee 6 ThuUTC2012-04-19T11:49:19+00:00UTC04bUTCThu, 19 Apr 2012 11:49:19 +0000 2009 at 11:49 AM #

    We’re just entering into this territory ourselves. I know it’s a good think that The Bean is expressing his opinions, but sometimes I wish he were more cooperative!

  3. strawberry 6 ThuUTC2012-04-19T15:32:57+00:00UTC04bUTCThu, 19 Apr 2012 15:32:57 +0000 2009 at 3:32 PM #

    Sounds (and looks) like you have your hands full with those beautiful kids 🙂

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