in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Friday, March 8, 2013

two year old logic

dismantled pickup truck?  check.
football? check.
we're all packed!
i have found there is a certain poetry in the logic of the two year old brain.

it's not a logic that us grownups can really comprehend, i don't think, but there are so many things that john does that are so clearly intentional, so clearly purpose-driven ... there is no doubt there is a plan in place.

i can't identify the plan, but it's there.

so this morning, when i looked at the suitcase at the foot of my bed (we're not going anywhere - i am just a lazy butt who hasn't put it away since our last travels), i was somehow tickled by the tableau i found.

it's like a visual haiku, or something.

busted truck.
football.
ready to go!

(yes, nerds, i realize that's not a haiku, but you take my point ...)

anyway, i just wonder what was going on in john's brain when he created this still-life-with-toys. the football is so gently tucked in between the axles of the truck -- not just thrown in the big empty part of the suitcase, but nestled intentionally between the tires.

and what was he going to put in the rest of the suitcase, i wonder?

maybe this is just a tired pregnant lady waxing philosophical on a loooooong friday afternoon, but i marvel at the workings of the brain in that little bug's head.

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