Friday, November 23, 2007

Small Breaks

My husband and I took a walk by ourselves yesterday, for 45 minutes. It was wonderful we enjoyed talking and looking at the fall leaves. Several times Geoff stopped to find the perfect leaf for me. It was very romantic, instead of picking flowers we picked leaves. At the end of our walk I had a beautiful leaf bouquet. The picture doesn't do it justice.

We walked and the kids stayed home alone. We gave my daughter GA my cell phone and instructed her to call us if she needed us. It's a strange thing, although GA is younger than my son, she has become the "older" sibling. I heard at some point this would happen. I thought when it did, I would be sad. However, honestly I'm relieved. I'm thankful for little breaks, and I'm thankful that my daughter is so responsible. I don't know what things will look like in the future, but for now our rhythm of life is good.


kristen said...

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. It IS a beautiful leaf bouquet!

LAA and Family said...

Lovely leaves! Yours are still so nice, most of our leaves are dried up, brown, and blown away!

Samuel's older brother is only a year older than him, but even so it has been nice to be able to rely on him for lots of help. God willing, he'll be able to watch all our kids in a few years.

Casdok said...

How lovely!

The Glasers said...

I think the bouquet is lovely! Brilliant colors.

We have the same phenomenon . . . my son, three years younger, is the older child in terms of responsibility. Fortunately, my daughter accepts it.

Anonymous said...

Rachel has become the "older sibling" as well. I wasn't sure how I would take it either but like you I am relieved too. Rachel is just becoming aware of it too. She told me the other day that it was strange that Matt was her older brother when she felt she was older. But she like it :)

Elissa said...

How lovely and romantic! We need more of these sorts of days.

PS - Stop by my blog when you can, I've tagged you!