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May 31, 2013

sing along, sport, and bounty
posted by soe 3:12 am

It’s getting late, so I want to quickly highlight three beautiful things from the past week and then head to bed. Here we go:

1. Friends invite me to join them for dinner. Holden, who’s 2 1/2, started singing the English translation of “Frere Jacques,” then moved on to “The Alphabet Song” and later “Twinkle, Twinkle.” For a while he was content to serenade us (Susan and Phillip tell me this is new), but then he commanded us to sing along. And we did. (For what it’s worth, I think we’d probably be a much happier society if we broke into song more often.)

2. This was the final week of spring volleyball. I hadn’t yet picked a summer league, but a teammate told me about one that plays at a local park (rather than across town or state lines), informed me of a Groupon expiring that night that would give me half off the cost, and suggested I see about being added to her team’s roster.

3. In addition to leaves of spinach, we also picked a head of bok choy and a quart of strawberries from the garden tonight.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 2 Comments.

I love it when kids break into song. Marshall (who is nearly four!) still does that. Not only does he belt out “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” whenever he feels like it, but he also makes up songs of his own. Yesterday he delighted us with a song about mommy and daddy.

Comment by Karen 05.31.13 @ 8:00 am

@Karen: I can’t believe he’s going to be four this month! And how clever to make up his own songs!

Comment by soe 06.01.13 @ 1:04 pm