- A skein of yarn can produce MUCH more than a sweater or a scarf or a hat.
- Mabel has an incredibly good arm for her age. This shouldn't surprise me since the kid can think and speak at a 12 yr old level most of the time. I'm also pretty certain she's right handed.
The pizza arrived and we ate. Then, we tucked into the couch with a variety of handmade and vintage quilts and afghans surrounding us. Mabel climbing, Andy hopping, and Trevor tucked so tight into my armpit that I could barely breathe. He was reading a particularly scary Goosebumps book. I'd read a page and then he would read a page. Then Mabel would practice spelling her name (see number 2 above) on the chalkboard in my lap. Andy was busy drawing and I just... stopped.
There it was. The elusive Big Q. Quality time, found by accident.
Andy and I practiced drawing block letters over and over again. I'd write a name and he'd decorate the letters - including a very fine flame design (on his own name, of course).
Mabel grabbed her green Barbie-storage suitcase and we dressed up Barbies. Pom-poms and Mabel's giggle filled the air as Andy nailed her over and over again. Trevor and Mabel cuddled on the floor. There were tons of kisses and Mabel did her favorite thing while sitting on my lap; she examined my eyebrows.
Sure, there were a few times I raised my voice. I thought a few times about folding laundry or ironing the basket full of items that needed it. But instead I just... stopped.
I was surrounded by awesomeness. I love it when I don't plan the Q and it just happens.