things are not always what they may seem to be


This afternoon the twins came home with cardboard cartons and toilet paper tubes and a couple of plastic water bottles on which they had pasted stuff. They had stuck colored cellophane paper and bits of foam on the pieces. Amu was delighted to see his brothers and even more excited with the random stuff that they had brought home. He went straight for the bottle of mineral water with green and blue foam bit stuck on top with Sid’s name written in marker. He cooed and gurgled and squealed in delight as the bottle was explored and eventually directed straight to his mouth. “NO!” said Sid and grabbed the bottle from his hand. “That’s not very nice” i was about to blurt as baby Amu broke into a loud complaining wail. Sid quickly pulled the foam bits off the bottle and then handed it back to his baby brother “Danger” he said “no eat this”. I had completely misunderstood what he was doing and had been about to yell at him when all he wanted to do was make sure his baby brother did not accidentally swallow bits of foam! 


About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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