It's been two months since I've written anything on my blog. Shame on me!
Interesting observation, though - Life is good.
How is that an observation? There was a time, not too long ago, that silence on my blog meant I was going through a difficult parenting time. But not this time.
Life is good. Parenting is good.
My girls are becoming people I sincerely love spending time with. My little family of 4 are closer than ever and I believe that none of us really take it for granted. Ellie & Addie both comment on how much they love their family and love their lives. They say there isn't anything they would rather do than spend time with family. Even more so than with friends.
I think that I'm not writing as much because in a lot of ways the girls have passed the stages in their childhood when they say funny things. Oh, we laugh a lot, but most of the time it's about silliness that can't really be described in words. There's fewer vocabulary mess-ups or innocent comments that seem inappropriate to adults. There's fewer moments of "kids say the darn-est things."
I'm sincerely in love with my life. I keep expecting today to be the day when things get turned around. Surely one of these days Ellie is going to become a true tween-ager who starts to question whether or not her parents are as cool as they think they are. One of these days the girls are going to stop getting along and realize that little sisters are annoying and big sisters are bossy. One of these days Michael and I are going to find ourselves wondering what to do with our time because our daughters won't want to spend it with us.
But maybe, with a little bit of luck... we'll manage to skip that stage because right now we're building our relationships to be something special. Maybe, just maybe...