Our next-door neighbours moved a while ago but not too far. We went to visit them yesterday and I have to admit that I would have moved here, too, if I was given the opportunity. The whole building is owned by AUC, there is a big backyard with grass, a cement pad with a basketball stand and a barbeque, and a swing set in a sandbox.
It was awesome. Rachel and Elijah rode bikes, collected leaves in a wagon, played in the sand, tried to get brave enough to go down the slide by themselves, and had a great time. They were a sweaty, dirty pair when we took them back inside for lunch!
Miriam and Noah chilled on a blanket. Miriam sucked her thumb and played with Noah’s toes while Noah sucked on a toy and tried to refrain himself from poking Miriam’s eyes.
It was a great day.
A few days ago I asked Rachel what she wanted to be when she grew up. She told me she need more time to think about it, and then, about a half hour later, came up with her answer.
“I know what I want to be when I grow up,” she announced, “I want to be just like you!”
Awwww, melt my heart…
“Only you’ll be an elephant,” she continued, “That way I can be an elephant, too. Alright….? You will be the mommy elephant and I will be the baby elephant. That’s what I want when I grow up.”
Melty feeling gone.
That went from sweet to far-out really fast.