Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sometimes Silence is Golden

In years past, if our typically decibel-dense household went suddenly silent, it was just cause for maternal alarm. This morning, after sending the kids upstairs post-breakfast to get ready for school, the daily squeals, laughter and tattles were surprisingly extinct. Figuring it wise, I went up to see the student-prep status.

Both children were huddled over Sarah's desk lamp-lit desk.

Today, I'm thankful...

Darren is such a strong speller, that he knows how to spell "remember," and that rather than withholding, he willingly shares the information with his sister for the paternal project good.

Sarah needs no specific occasion to be thoughtful, and joyfully uses her artistic gifts to cheer and touch others.

that with no offense intended to other fathers, I truly believe Double Daddy is "the best daddy ever."

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PS - Conversation when the card was bestowed:
Daddy: "Am I really big and round like that, Sarah?"
Sarah: "It looks good on you."

17 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

Could you possibly have raised sweeter, more wonderful children? I think not.

Nancy said...

Your kids are awesome. :) It's a testament to the parenting, no doubt.

And I laughed out loud at Sarah's comment hehehe I'll have to remember that line ;)

Giovanna Diaries said...

Wow! I'm impressed with the spelling! I can't wait for mine to spell and do things like that!

Jamie said...

What a sweet moment to walk in on this morning!!!! Truly thoughtful kiddos you have there!!

* TONYA * said...

OMG what sweet kids you have. I hope mine grow up to be just like that.

Rebecca said...

sooo adorable!

Sara said...

I laughed when I read Sarah's response to her dad's question. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Aimee said...

Well that just brought a tear to my eye -- in a good way! Thanks for the smile :)

Keetha said...

How precious! And impressive, too, the mad spelling skillz. :-)

Thanks for visiting - I'm enjoying your blog!

BoufMom9 said...

Cheryl,
This is such a sweet post. You must've "hit me" at the right time, because I am sitting here all teary-eyed.
I just LOVE the preciousness of kids and the loving ways they come up with to share it with us.

Renata said...

That is just the sweetest card - bet he cherishes it.
What lovely children you have there.

Laura said...

I like the Sponge Bob pajama pants peaking out from under the table.

Gail said...

They are both so darling, Cheryl. No one could ask for sweeter children. I think I have to add that you're one of the Best Mommy's Ever too!! :) Thanks for sharing such a sweet story. *hug*

Barbara Manatee said...

So sweet and thoughtful!! What great kiddos (and great daddy for deserving such accolades!)

noble pig said...

They are so sweet! Just like their Mom probably.

cat said...

What a lovely story! I am sure my Ever so charming & delightful would have the same reaction to the "round daddy". Men can be so vain!

Tracy said...

There must be a lot of laughter in your home, because your twosome are ALWAYS good for a laugh!