Clover: like a bowl-round and full of good stuff!
Azure: just like the sky, she's perpetually sunny and sweet.
Olive: the world is her stage and life is her playground.
Pearl: Katy's version of Seth, serious, left-handed, would rather be *one on one*, never misses a beat, but keeps it to herself.
Divine: She's smart and determined and growing up so!
I had to physically put Seth on the bus this morning (don't ever try this, the very act saws your life-giving organ slowly in two and throws each half a different direction). With two babies still sleeping and an unconscious Dr. Gooch...well, driving my boy wasn't a viable option. I cried to the bus driver, "He's having a hard day *sniff* *sniff*", she looked at me like, "you are pathetic". I kissed him, reassured him but lost it when I turned around to descend the bus steps and felt his little hand tug my jacket. "He'll be fine", she quickly said to my back. "What do you know", I thought and cried all the way home. I penned (or keyboarded) a note to his teacher then settled into the post-vacay blues. They (the blues) found me when the morning routine only produced a grumpy, reluctant school boy, and also three girls with only me left to entertain, hold, feed, and kiss them. And there's the pile of unpaid bills, the laundry, the sticky counter tops, and well, I could go on. No more cousins, no more Gammy, no more aunt and uncle from which to get a different (better?) view of life than just plain old mom. Yes, I miss the Dills. I miss Katy and being with her with our kids together. It was so easy and comforting. To feel understood and to understand.
Cousins are WAY better than curriculum and beaches are WAY better than buses!