Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sweet Peaceful Moments

Yesterday when I was finished doing the girl's hair I was on my way out the door to go brush my own teeth and get myself ready for the day. Hanna wanted to read Go Dog Go, but so did Hallie.  Hallie had it first, and so I asked her if she could please just hold it so Hanna could see it also, and read it out loud to her.  (Hallie has many of her books memorized from hearing them so many times.)  Hallie said she didn't want to read it to Hanna, she just wanted to look at it.  I asked her to just please be nice and let Hanna at least see the pictures too.

Then, leaving them to their own devices (at certain points they have to work out their own relationship, don't you think?) and hoping that Hallie would, at least, decide to let her sister look at the pictures with her, I went to brush my teeth.  When I was done with that I saw that I still had about fifteen minutes before we had to leave to go wherever we were going, and so of course... I laid back down in bed.  I picked up my scriptures to read, because the house was quiet and you've got to grab those moments when you can, ya know?

So I'm reading in bed, enjoying the quiet, when I begin to hear sounds from the girls room.  I lowered my book to listen.  I hear Hallie say, "The light is red now. Stop dogs stop!" followed by Hanna yelling, "Stop!" Then I hear a page turn, and Hallie's voice, "The light is green now.  Go dogs go!" followed by Hanna yelling, "Go!".

Thank you so much Hallie, for giving mommy that sweet peaceful moment, and thank you for "reading" to your sister.  She loves it, and so do I.


  1. This is one small reminder as to why we ever decide that getting pregnant is a good idea.

  2. Aww that is so sweet! Jill has "read" to Daniel once, and I don't think what she said was anywhere near to the actual story and I still had to supervise, but it's the thought that counts! :)