Things Are Looking Up Again

Posted by laura on Feb 07 2009 | Awesome, Knitting, Tasty

The first thing that happened this morning was I woke up at 6:30 thinking about worker compensation issues. This is good and bad; good because we just hired a cool new employee at Good Dog, and bad because it was 6:30 am on a Saturday and our kids hadn’t woken up yet. There can only be a handful of miraculous events for which the sole appropriate observation is sleeping through them, so you can see I missed a major opportunity today.

Just when things were looking grim for the start of this weekend, Honey popped into our room and asked, “What kind of tea would you like this morning?”

Now, I am fortunate enough to have a few friends who read this blog of mine, and some of them have kids who are younger than ours. It is to them that I say – I have a message for you from the future. Eight is great.

Eight is great. Eight is a number I do not h…wait! There’s more. She popped back a few minutes later and asked if she could please cut up a few pieces of fruit and put them on a platter for me. There were fine chopping and platter hand gestures involved. Feeling very much like the Queen of England, I replied that we would not be at all distressed if she were to slice some fruit for our royal personage.

Here’s what happened next:

Breakfast and knitting in bed. Things are definitely looking up.

4 comments for now

4 Responses to “Things Are Looking Up Again”

  1. oooh, 8 does sound quite nice. and congrats on the new dog! can’t wait to hear more.

    08 Feb 2009 at 9:01 pm

  2. Joe

    I love eight, eight IS great. Laura, you popped off one of the all-time greatest lines I can remember reading by anyone when you said “There can only be a handful of miraculous events for which the sole appropriate observation is sleeping through them, so you can see I missed a major opportunity today.” Perfectly observed and phrased.

    While you’re enjoying your eight, let me remind you about one of the pleasures of two….the unexpected. Yesterday we were playing and young S started saying “purple song! purple song!” This left me a little befuddled so I tried prying with a bunch of questions which led nowhere until I asked “where is the purple song?” at which point she said “youuuuuuuu………….TUBE!” Then she ran into the office and said “i just check my email”.

    09 Feb 2009 at 1:03 pm

  3. laura

    Thanks, Amy! We can’t wait to introduce you to Mark – he’s very cool.

    And Joe – what a great message. I have tears in my eyes because your story about S was so incredibly funny. Oh man, she is too much. I’m really starting to think we should call her Miss Fire.

    11 Feb 2009 at 9:42 pm

  4. Fairy godmother

    Fellow readers, I think we can trust this blogger’s predictions about the age of eight, because she was right about the age of four, which she also foretold would be great!

    15 Feb 2009 at 4:44 pm

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