i gotta tell you: there are days when josephine drives me absolutely crazy.  she can’t move faster than the slowest of slow snails and anything that doesn’t go exactly her way merits an (admittedly brief) screaming fit.  and these are also the days when my patience is at zero and i find myself saying things like, “look at me when i’m talking to you!  and listen!”  nice.  these are the days i count the minutes until ned is home and i can hand josephine over and let him deal with the shrieking for a while.

most days, though, she’s a fantastic little person and i feel so lucky i get to spend my days with her.  (and, by some strange twist of fate, these are also the days where i have an endless supply of patience. funny how that works.)  today was a good day.  the sun was shining brightly and we went to the arboretum (josephine: “har-burrito”) to explore.  it’s a lovely place and i don’t know why we don’t go there more often.

we watched a bee crawling around on some pink flowers for a while and talked about how bees say buzz.  we saw a turtle in the pond and, after it slipped off the sunny rock it was resting on, we practiced sitting very quietly and patiently to see if it would come back.  (it wouldn’t.)  and, after watching a big millipede in her adorable little infant squat, josephine stood up, promptly forgot the millipede existed, and stepped right on it.  i gasped.  we talked a little about being careful around small animals because we’re so much bigger than they are.  and then we walked on, leaving death and destruction in our wake.

3 Responses to “har-burrito”

  • Molly Says:

    I bet that millipede thought it was worth it since she’s such a cutie. Also, Maya earned the name tulip-crusher (it’s her roller derby name) for a reason.

  • Meg Says:

    Sounds like so much! It’s been forever since I’ve viewed your blog. I’m glad everyone is doing so well! I read about Little Bear’s Visit — that was Grace’s favorite book when she was Joey’s age — and we loved the part about the goblin! Joey is getting so big. 🙂 I hope I get to meet her soon. 🙂

  • Grandma Susan Says:

    oma–i love and appreciate your writing so much. almost as much as cousin jo does. xxoxx.