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Around Here

This weekend, I was recovering from a bout of mastitis and the pool was already warm enough for the kids to swim in it.  

By their standards, not mine.  

When I was sick, Indigo brought me a quilt, a warmed rice pack, an ice pack and a pair of socks.  I thanked her and asked, "Do you think you're so kind and helpful because I’ve been kind to you?'  No, she responded, I just really like helping people.  "You don't think it has anything to do with the way I’ve treated you?” I pressed.   Nope, she said.  

Then Jude, who hadn't heard our conversation, walked in with a glass of water and an apple for me.  He was trying to pamper me.  I asked, "Jude, do you think you’re being kind to me while I’m sick because I was kind to you when you were sick?"  Nah - it's just how I am.  "So do you think it has anything to do with the way I've treated you."  No.

Well, folks, there you have it.

I was looking for non-junkie toy and non-candy Easter basket ideas.  Somewhere I read the suggestion to fill the baskets with summer items that the kids need: swimwear, pool or sand toys, that kind of thing.  Brilliant, I tell ya!  Here and here are some great handmade ideas, too.

1 comment:

  1. I think their compassion may have more to do with their parents than they realize right now. ;-) Great swimming pics!


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