Monday, December 14, 2009

A visitor today

Lorelei stayed with us today....she is quite the character. Never still a minute. Wait. I take that back....I put her little jacket on her, and wrapped her blanket around her. Loosely. It wasn't cold, just windy. And we sat in the swing on the front porch once again. It has been ages since I have seen her that still. She just sat so quietly, not moving at all unless a car passed. She totally loves cars...I don't know what it is about them but she watches them as far as she can see them.

And she mimics least Roger. If he coughs, she coughs. It is just too cute for words. And any of us can initiate a yelling contest. And she smiles the whole time. When she crawls through the house, she looks like a little wind-up toy. Specially on the linoleum in the dining room and in the kitchen.

I only hope everyone gets as much enjoyment from their kids as we do her. Her mom and dad are just so good with her. And her aunt is wonderful with her.

I never talk a lot about my older daughter...but I am just as proud of her as can be. I showed Lorelei some pictures of her today and when she saw them, a smile lit up her whole face. This daughter somehow inspires that in kids.

When she was in college, she worked at a mini mart for about 3 or 4 years while going to college. So many of the kids that came in there reacted to her in ways that astonished their parents. One or two would always have to kiss her good-by, all the time the parents saying their child never did that with anyone else. Then there was another couple that had a little girl about 3 yrs. old if I remember correctly....they would try to get gas without bringing her in. They would come in and warn my daughter to stay away from the window, but if their little girl seen my daughter, she would insist on being brought in. And my daughter would have to pick her up for just a couple minutes. The only thing I can think is that she made them feel safe.