Saturday, August 6, 2016
The picture above is my little Sadie. As you can see, she was born to shop, and she loves it. When she was a tiny baby, she didn't love grandma - not one bit. She had a way of looking at me that let me know I had just been stabbed and shot with her eyes. She got over it, though, and now she seems to love ol' Mom (she calls all women Mom), Mom's makeup, jewelry and moisturizer, so much so that I had to buy her a container of her very own. She's all girl, alright. That is, until all the boys are around, and then she is rough and tumble.
My son has three children, Mason (8), Robert (4) and that little girl in the picture above (2), who adore and protect each other. I mistakenly chose to sit in front of Mason's (he's the oldest brother) drink cup. Sadie marched up to me, hands on hips and gave me those killing eyes and said No! That's Mason's! I had to move before she got really upset! Then, at the pool, a lady engaged little Robert in some play and conversation...big brother stood up, looked at her and said, Can I HELP you? He has obviously been schooled in stranger danger and was having none of that. And Robert...he comes to me and says, Sadie is hungry. Thirsty, too. It amazes me, how close they are, and I hope they always will be.
My daugher's children...little Steven is 7 and a bit of a loner, but adores his older brother, Joshua. Josh graduated high school this year. We took him out to dinner later that evening, and when Josh made his entrance, Steven jumped up and screamed - I saved you a seat, right here beside me! Josh is the gamer, and Steven is the chef. Just tonight, he made a Starburst candy sandwich and submitted it to his Mom, the judge. She gave him a 10 for creativity. Not sure how the rest went :-)
Love these children. For the last year or so, they have spent a lot of time at my house. When they are over, the house and routine are in a jubilant state of disorganization, and when they leave, it feels so quiet and empty. For about 10 minutes, it does, and then the peace and quiet are like an old friend for an old lady..comforting.
I had wanted one more child, in the earlier years of my marriage, but it wasn't to be. But these guys more than make up for it.