I've known the number was approaching for a while and had a few ideas, but when I was playing with the weeWeir tonight, it all became clear.
You see, Beth is doing what we all do and growing. She's doing it pretty well too. Jenny and I are grateful for such a treasure. Beth is our wee promise in action.
So tonight, I'm breaking with my own position. You can read about that here.
This post is about my family. Beautiful and complex and delightful.
Beth was getting ready for bed and decided she'd like to wear a hat. Off she trotted to find one, but her hats were nowhere to be found. She found a pair of gloves. Infact, she found one mitten, came back asking that it be put on her hand and then went to find the other glove.
Then she was keen on a hat again. So I gave her a hat. It's spring mind, and she's in her jammies. I love this kid.
Then it was time to brush her hair. Not the most enjoyable of activities for Beth, but we got there. I, now sitting on the bottom step in our hall, asked if she wanted to brush my hair (as you do).
Beth put on her hat (at a jaunty angle), pulled on one of the mittens and stood on the step. Next made three intentional swooshes through my hair with her brush and looked intently at her work. She then put her arm on my shoulder, rested her head and smiled.
I could have wept.
Then it was time for bed.
So here's to you Beth, keep bringing a smile to our hearts.