Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The middle four are all home for two weeks of Spring Break. I have been coming and going, starting and stopping, planning then rearranging plans. I traveled to my parents house last week to spend some time with them before they headed to Houston to investigate new treatment options for my mama. My brother and my sister came to do the same. I think we figured out that it has been about 20+ years since our little Demacopoulos family of 5 has been together - only us together - in one house. And even longer since the 5 of us have packed into the car to make the drive out to Big Ed's Pizza, where daddy now carefully guards the red pepper shaker to prevent my brother from covertly unscrewing the lid. It was so good to be together. So, so good. Much laughing, card playing, handwork and smokey scotch too. You can likely sort out who did what. This week my Eleni, Roman and I are getting over a little bug which put us all in bed with fevers and yuckies. It didn't keep me down too long, but you know how your brain frets a little when you take away a few days from plans you had made.
Walking down the hall to check on snoozing Eleni yesterday I was ushered by the lazy sounds of a radio playing softly. Arrived to catch this glimpse of Isabela stretched across her bed managing the perfect Spring Break afternoon with a ziploc of potato chips, a sketchbook, markers, and pajama pants. Her little sister heavy breathing through some much needed sleep in the next bed. I aspire to have such simplicity, and to remember to just take what's right there in front of you and mess around in it. Loving it. Later that night I read Twelve Dancing Princesses to Eleni while she took another rest in the living room. I have forgotten that I can still read to her now that she is such a good reader herself. Why did I forget? We both loved it so much.
back with more going-ons tomorrow, xoxoAnna