Confession: My boys are coffee drinkers.
It’s a small ritual their Daddy started with them on the weekends; 3/4 of a cup of milk, a little sugar, and a splash of coffee. What started as a weekend treat turned into a “most mornings” routine. Lately Jude can take it or leave it, but not Gideon. At the beginning of the week I picked up a carton of orange juice as a special treat. The next morning I thought I would surprise the children and fill their cups with orange juice. Jude and Eliza were very pleased but Gideon wasn’t awake yet so I set his cup on the coffee table. As I was making my bed I heard his little feet shuffle into the living room, a few minutes later he showed up in my bedroom doorway looking like a storm cloud and said in his low, growling morning voice, “This is NOT coffee! I.want.coffee.”
It is so tempting to just stop typing here, and leave you with the impression that I’m a laid back mom who’s totally cool with them “expressing their artistic individuality”, but I’m not that mom. Here’s the thing; I love perfectly wrapped, beautifully coordinated Christmas presents. Every year I choose a new theme and color scheme for my presents. I know it’s weird and uptight but it makes my heart happy. But, I bit my tongue and let them enjoy themselves and reminded myself that there are more important things in life that perfectly coordinated presents ( I guess).
I haven’t made very many gifts this year. Just a few. I thought I would give the whole “crazy Aunt who makes stuff” routine a rest. The sewing machine has been quieter than I would like but I was able to squeeze in a little time this afternoon.
She sat so quietly in my lap watching the machine make neat stitched along the fabric edge. It’s fun to have a little girl.
All of the little boxes in the 5 day weather forecast, have little rain clouds on them. We might just have a wet Christmas. Nothing is better on a wet afternoon that fresh bread with a generous helping of butter and a warm cup of coffee. Nothing!
I hope you week was full of things that make your heart happy too!