I think it's safe to say that Spring has arrived in Central WI and is here to stay. Bennet and Scout would live outside if I let them. Last Friday then spent the better part of the day in the backyard picking dandelions, snow-on-the-mountain, and pine cones. I had 3 different vases full of their creations.
For the most part they play well together but there are always moments where both of them are wailing and it's mass chaos. Here is a glimpse into my life from last week.
I'm inside nursing Ellie while Bennet and Scout are playing in our fenced in backyard. I told them to behave since I could still hear them (and see the tops of their heads). Not too long after I get all settled that I head Scout grunting and huffing. Bennet is screaming, "Scoutie, stop it. You'll make blood. You're making blood!!"
I hoist myself out of the chair along with Ellie to go see the commotion. I see Scout on the steps pulling a rope with both her hands and all her might. The other end of the rope? Oh- it's wrapped around the back of Bennet's neck. Honestly? Matches and Gasoline I tell you.
As I have the door open Stoli scoots outside. I quickly pry Ellie away and set her on the floor
(where she immediately begins to sob) so I can get the rope away from my children AND chase the cat before she scoots through the fence. This is beyond multi-tasking even for me.
Did I mention that this all transpired before 11 a.m.?
As I took a deep breath I started humming the words to 'You're Gonna Miss This' by Trace Adkins
You're going to miss this
You're going to want this back
You're going to wish these days
Hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're going to miss this
It's true what they say about the years being short but some days being long. I try to savor these moments, the nice tranquil all-to-frequent times as well as the more common crazy times. Because in all honesty- I am going to miss this.