Elsie has been in a strange mood all day long. I've not been feeling well, so I stayed home from church while Tim took the rest of the gang. (Yep, he's "Mr. Incredible!" He preached at the morning service and took the big 6... and then even was willing to take Elsie Mae tonight to the English Service!). But, back to the point - Elsie and I've stayed home today, and without her siblings, she absolutely, positively... DID. NOT. KNOW. WHAT. TO. DO. WITH. HERSELF!
I've always thought of her as a pretty self-entertaining baby and toddler - apparently that is only as long as there is live entertainment available, in the form of her siblings. She literally spent the entire morning and evening snuggling on my lap, crying if I'd walk away. It was actually quite sweet to hold her for the day - they grow up so fast, I'm finally starting to learn to treasure those moments.
Makes me think of the song-- It's a very ancient saying, But a true and honest thought, That if you become a teacher, By your pupils you'll be taught. As a teacher I've been learning (You'll forgive me if I boast) And I've now become an expert, On the subject I like most. Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me. Getting to know you, putting it my way, But nicely, you are precisely, my cup of tea. Getting to know you, getting to feel free and easy. When I am with you, getting to know what to say Haven't you noticed suddenly I'm bright and breezy Because of all the beautiful and new Things I'm learning about you day by day.