Tying Heartstrings

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Today when we sat on the kitchen floor eating Cheerios with random songs playing from my iTunes playlist, I was so thankful in that moment that I get to stay home with Lane. Because otherwise I would have missed getting to be the one to dance with her when a new song comes on, see her spontaneous moves, and hear her sing “oh, oh, oh” with Billy Idol. It felt really good to just be with her, set aside my mom-responsibilities, and do what Lane wanted to do today.

She acts like a crazy fool over her new ball, so we played with it for a long time. She likes it even better than movies (previously “moo-ies”, and now “moo-yah”). ¬†She brought all of the toys from her room into mine, and then we surrounded ourselves with pillows and toys on my bed. We read the same book 4 times in a row. She finished her alphabet puzzle, and I cheered when she was able to put all the letters in the right place. Well, all but L and P, since they were lost somewhere in the covers on my bed.

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  1. I love this. This is why I love my job. I try to take a minute or two to really appreciate it every day. Gorgeous picture of a gorgeous girl!