Wednesday, April 10, 2013

10 on 10: A Day in April

You know.

Most of my days are like this one.

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Uneventful.

Routine.

I rarely write about them.

But I know I want to remember them.

I will miss this routine one day.

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Like morning music with my Kindergartner.

I want to remember the way sweet Vidal always saves her place marker under the piano.

And excitedly sets it down next to his when we walk in the room.

I want to remember Teacher Karen's passion for teaching beautiful sounds to deaf children.

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I want to remember the few minutes I take most mornings parked in the Starbucks parking lot.

Catching up on emails.

Reading blogs I love.

Texting and/or chatting with friends.

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I want to remember Hope's first Marrieds group.

And all the little, behind-the-scenes church details I know I'll soon forget.

Or may no longer be responsible for.

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I want to remember her minimum day, pick-up smile.

And her school stories.

Today a caterpillar escaped the class terrarium and tried to spin a cocoon in McKayla's desk.

Ms. Schlecht saved the day, scooping it up with a Post-It note.

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The piles and piles.

And piles of laundry.

Even those.

I want to remember.

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I want to remember the fact that Ashlyn is insisting we name her little sister Taffeta.

And her scowl when I tell her no.

And that she takes her pants off when it gets hot outside.

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I want to remember the joy I felt when we our very first baby gift arrived for our littlest baby girl.

By friends that know us well.

And love us better.

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I want to remember tonight's dinner out.

And playing Go Fish with sugar packets.

While another read her animal encyclopedia.

And the fact that Wreck-It Ralph joined us.

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I want to remember the way she reads.

Slow, careful.

Her fingers tracing every word.

I know that soon this will change.

And she'll read faster.

Life moves so quickly.

Even the slow days.

And I want to remember.


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13 comments:

  1. okayyyyy.
    'm caught somewhere between craving a bowl of fruit loops and wanting to squeeze my feet into those little pink chucks.
    i kinda feel like you have the best (routine) day EVERRRRR.

    also. i wanted to name Laura, Sally.
    clearly that didn't fly either.

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  2. thanks for inviting us into your day.
    love you and your beautiful family mucho.
    but please, ditch the green dirt in your starbucks cup.

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  3. i really wish i had a blog or that i kept up with my baby books better. there are so many things i have already forgotten. it's good that you are intentionally remembering. i wish i had.

    i love this post.

    p.s. i vote for taffeta. ;)

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  4. Beautiful, friend.

    And the boys wanted to name avery Comfy.

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  5. Great things to remember!

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  6. Hang onto those moments sweetie, they do fly by. Love you guys.

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  7. oh the laundry. never ending. please name your baby taffeta. also, did you pay for your dinner?

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  8. Taffeta would make an awesome baby name. Ha!
    Love your beautiful set of the everyday.
    Yay for pink converse :)

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  9. Loved this! It is the small things that are so precious!

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  10. jess! i love this post. i'm so dedicated to this blog right now! i really did get tears in my eyes. it was a good one. love you.

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  11. so sweet! so true about soaking up those " routine " moments! they really are the big ones!

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  12. This looks like a fun day to me!
    Love the sweet photos of your girls at school,
    and the pink chucks for your sweet baby girl number 3!!

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