A Thaw

Around here, when temperatures are over 35 and the sun is out, even for a few hours, people appear outside, and we try to get some fresh air and Vitamin D. It is so good for me, especially.

A few things I want to remember:

John Henry and Edith are obsessed with listening to the audiobook of The Cat in the Hat. Sadly, I now have it memorized and keep trying to suggest different books to them, but to no avail. They literally listen to it on repeat for an hour during quiet time. John Henry’s favorite thing to walk around saying is: “no no, shish,” which translates to “‘No no,’ said the fish,” his favorite line from the book.

During night prayer this evening, we arrive at the Protect us Lord antiphon and Edith had her prayer book open on her lap. She flipped to the “correct” page, began praying, lost her place, paused until she returned to the page, and then continued the prayer, as if she didn’t know what to pray if she didn’t have it open to the proper spot. When we returned again to the antiphon, she began it, paused a line in, turned the page, and then continued. How children pick up on these nuances and can imitate them without having any previous experience of situations like that is hilarious and mind-boggling at the same time. Also, to think that they can’t figure out how to use the toilet at the right times but they can learn an entire language without any formal instruction.

It’s been quiet around here, on this blog and in this house, but the babies are great and life is good and we are just doing our thing. Which for me includes reading five books already in 2018, so maybe I’ll share my January books when the month ends?

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