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Departing from the Routine

July 1, 2008

Prayer Silo
Originally uploaded by 3Stavs

It’s one of those things that I should have expected, but I’ve been struck lately by the sheer repetition of family life: the same dishes, the same food, the same laundry, the same routines, the same books, the same chores. Stepping over the same toys, then picking them up and putting them on the same shelves. But for all of the monotony, I get a few surprises, too, as The Girlie busts out a whole sentence at one time. Some of my favorites so far:

“I’m so excited about it!”
“I’m swimming like a fishy, Daddy!”
“Thanks for making dinner, Mike. I appreciate it.” (Okay, this one was parroted from her mother…)
“Mommy’s sleeping… shhh…”
and
“I’m sad; I need a paci.”

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5 Responses to “Departing from the Routine”

  1. sparksfly says:

    My first niece, what a treasure! In front of the internet I am happy to declare how much I love her.

    There would be more to say from her cousins, but all are fast asleep.

    Bottom Line. We love her. Adore her.

    sparks people

  2. MeesheMama says:

    What a picture! (And I must add that some of the water fountain pictures are so joyous I could look at them again and again!)

    Isn’t it crazy when children start speaking up just like they are, well, little people? It’s one of my favorite things.

  3. maria says:

    I love these sentences, esp about the paci. Miranda says similar things about her “papi”, several times a day. It’s precious.

    Ella is so verbal for a 2 yr old!

  4. Wow, she’s grown so much just in the few months since I “met” her! She looks like such a little young lady here! :)

  5. randy buist says:

    It is of great joy when we can remove ourselves from the daily routine and see how truly amazing young lives grow! She is so beautiful.
    With love friends!

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It’s one of those things that I should have expected, but I’ve been struck lately by the sheer repetition of family life: the same dishes, the same food, the same laundry, the same routines, the same books, the same chores. Stepping over the same toys, then picking them up and putting them on the same shelves. But for all of the monotony, I get a few surprises, too, as The Girlie busts out a whole sentence at one time. Some of my favorites so far:

“I’m so excited about it!”
“I’m swimming like a fishy, Daddy!”
“Thanks for making dinner, Mike. I appreciate it.” (Okay, this one was parroted from her mother…)
“Mommy’s sleeping… shhh…”
and
“I’m sad; I need a paci.”

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