Thursday, November 1, 2012

Open Wide

Ethan and Seth were behind me in the room and forced their way through my attention barrier as the volume rose.  I heard Ethan saying, "Wider! Wider! Wider!"  I looked around to see he was staring into Seth's open mouth.  Every time the "Wider!" command would come, Seth would try to comply, not by opening his jaw wider, but by re-arranging his lips.  The effect was that his mouth would get smaller and smaller, so the command would sound again, "Wider!"

One of the things that come with being a mom for a long time is the patience to let them be happy noisily, if they are not injuring someone or something.  So I just carried on, more or less tuning out the boisterous oral examination, until there came a break in the constant yelling.  A silent pause, then I hear Ethan say, "I can see your gizzard."   

Tomorrow we'll talk about Halloween.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

They crack me up! I can't wait to see you all!!!