I thought about this...and then it hit me. As long as our house is (ahem) as calm and peaceful as it is, I can't imagine having nothing to write about.
Take today for instance, it was a lovely afternoon. My Dad and husband closed in the staircase of our basement a long time ago to make a clubhouse. I'd started painting the two main sides, one being for the boys and the other, for girls.
I finished painting the boys side awhile ago, but haven't gotten around to painting the girls.
Our five year old daughter asks constantly, "WHEEEEEEN can we do my side MOOOOOOOMMY?" I always tell her how we'll do a fancy castle and have the door open where the tunnel under the stairs comes out. (I've had the whole thing planned out in my mind and have been excited to do it.)
I've held her off for quite sometime. I always mean to get around to it...I really do. One thing leads to a hundred though, and well, you get the idea.
So now, today comes into play. When the kids are together, it's usually about the equivalent to sounding like a circus or any given episode of WWF. Today though, things were different.
There were no high pitched squeals from a crazy person running around. No particular screams that would shatter glass. Our daughter was completely silent.
Going down to see what was happening, I turned the corner and completely freaked when I found this...
Then I took a second to breathe.
She was so proud of her work and had planned her castle out in her very own mind. The more I looked at it, it was far better than anything I could of done. It was hers. Hers to play in, dream in...and create in. I couldn't paint over it and "redo" my own castle for anything in the world.
When she's older and looks back to her castle, I don't know if she'll remember painting it by herself or not. I'm glad to have the pictures to remind her of it though...and until I do come to that very last blog I write...I'll be happy knowing that the kids will be able to write their next new chapters, all on their own.
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