To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
August 11, 2012
Calgon Take Me Away!
Most women put off entertaining until the
kids are grown.
I received a distress call yesterday from the Atlanta House!
I think I vaguely remember when this room was a lovely and spacious formal dining room. Yes, the large triple windows on the left...that's it, that's the one! It is a beautiful shade of chocolate, trimmed in ivory crown molding and illuminated with a magnificent chandelier, surrounded by an opulent medallion.
I think we've all been there....when the baby comes along, things change and this soon became the "playroom!"
Well, yesterday.....Superheros were on the loose!
The Divine Miss M offered to entertain little Jimmy for the afternoon and help out his Mom and Dad. Bless you darling for taking on another four year old, even if it was for a few hours! These two little guys are schoolmates and have proven themselves to be rather competitive which is simply amazing at such a young age. They often have the most interesting conversations trying to "one-up-each other!" As Miss M relayed the conversation to me, I laughed so hard I could barely catch my breath.....
Luke: "Jimmy, I'm four years old!"
Jimmy: "Well, I'm five years old!" (he's four also)
Luke: "Well, I'm sixty-five years old!"
The second competition involved whose Dad had the longest arm hair.
I don't know who won out on this one.... I know.....go figure..... I am speechless!
Luke: "Look Jimmy, I am taller because I start way, way down at the bottom of my toes and go all the way up past my head!"