Thursday, January 27, 2011
Thadeus sat on the wooden bench that my dad made for me when I was seven. The boys were moving through the bedtime routine after a long evening at wrestling practice. Fynneus joined Thadeus on the bench and threaded his small hands in and around Thadeus' arm and leaned his head into him. He spoke tiredly, "I bet you aw da ownwee one dat knows how to skin a deea and a fox". He paused for a moment and added "well maybe Babe Rufe". He went on to ask a few questions about Babe Ruth, including asking Thadeus to take him to see him play someday. But Tucker interjected the fact that He was no longer living. Fynn was saddened by the truth and with his head still resting on his daddy's arm asked "did you eveh get to pway basebahw wiff him?". Thadeus answered sweetly "no, I never did".
Sunday, January 9, 2011
It is freezing outside, still the boys wanted to go jump on the trampoline. They put on snow suits and hats and gloves and mittens. Tucker and Rollin made it out first. Fynn was still eating the eggs he insisted on cooking himself for second breakfast. When he had finished he ran to me asking "Mommy tan you help me find two ears of socks?" It took me a moment to find acceptable socks and as walked through the house in search of them Fynn followed me chanting "two ears of socks, two ears of socks". Before we could even get Fynn out the door Rollin came in, "it is freezing! DO Not go out there Fynn" he said. Fynn collapsed to floor and with a frown and a grimace declared "I am going out to jump on the twampoween". He made it out and jumped for less than five minutes before he and Tucker both had to retreat from the cold.