Things Remembered

Julia and I had some time together tonight. Time alone, just she and I, which is rare anymore with a toddler in the house. It was about a half hour before bedtime and although I had piles of work to do and she was content playing a computer game, I asked her to steal away with me to the back yard for a bowl of ice cream. She jumped up and down, enthusiastically agreed, and bounded to the kitchen for the ice cream. The days have been really warm for the last few weeks but the evening temperatures drop quickly as the sea air creeps in, cool and moist. We were dressed in our day clothes, shorts and tees, so we grabbed our sweatshirts and our full bowls and ventured outside. I spied a blanket on the way out and took that too. We sat on the patio couch together and snuggled in……..

Yes, there is more to this story…please click here to read the rest at Minti.

“I can be so tricky”, she says rubbing her hands together in the most sinister way.
And throw me a bone and comment on it over there, would ya?? Pretty please?

  • Mom101
    Posted at 01:09h, 07 July Reply

    I’m too tired to register for anything right now so feel free to cut and paste this comment over there.

    I just love this post. It makes me love you too. I’m always so impressed by your writing; you just seem the type for whom all things creative come so easily. It’s fantastic.

  • Left-handed Trees...
    Posted at 16:03h, 07 July Reply

    I read along over on the other site and voted for it (as high as they’d let me). But, I’m not registered either…Still, it was a beautiful piece of writing. A beautiful moment with your girl. I live for these myself.

  • tracey
    Posted at 05:23h, 08 July Reply

    Thanks guys. Snif, snif.

  • marisa
    Posted at 06:47h, 08 July Reply

    Okay – you’ve inspired me. I started a blog tonight… it’s still in it’s infancy – don’t really know what I’m going yet. But thank you… I think it will be great!

  • Susan
    Posted at 00:59h, 22 July Reply

    Great stuff, Tracey. Sweet, out of the every day moments like that really do turn into the most beloved memories. These days, the absolute highlight of our girls’ day is playing outside with the neighborhood kids until it gets dark, which always defined summer for me as a kid. Bedtimes be damned, it’s summer! Thanks for sharing…and reminding.

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