Sunday, June 14, 2009

friday night book club.


They have a system only the two of them fully understand. She previews a book, shouts out the title and discards it. She directs him to "read" it. He almost always complies. She's not happy when he rejects her selection. They go on and on like this for much longer than you'd think a 2 and 3 year old would with only a pile of books to entertain them.

It is the easy rhythm of old friends. They are old friends. They have known each other their whole lives. This time is precious. Before they realize that she is older. Before one of them becomes cooler than the other. Before braces and breasts and cooties. They love each other because they've known each other their whole lives.

Watching them, I am reminded that this time won't last. It can't. My heart catches as I watch them go from babies to toddlers to children together.

6 comments:

Alida said...

You always seem to capture the beauty and heartache of motherhood so beautifully.

Glory Laine said...

This reminds me of Tobin and his same age cousin Daphne. She was gushing to her mom about how in love she was with Tobin and her mom gently explained that because they are cousins they can't have romantic feelings for one another. Daphne dramatically says, "nothing can take away our happiness!"

cmhd said...

And every once in a while, childhood friends grow into adult friends, and for this, I am grateful.

Adorable pic of the blonde ones. :)

Holly said...

It kind of sucks growing up. Everything gets so complicated! That picture is so cute.

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