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If I promise will you let me?

Posted on July 17, 2008

“Mama? Can I come? Will you let me come on the trip with you? ” She was watching me pack and she sat, legs crossed daintily on the edge of the bed. “Oh, sweetheart, I can’t. It’s for work,” I said softly as I looked for socks. “But mama? I promise I’ll stay in my seat and I won’t cry. If I do that won’t you please take me?” Her eyes were wide and there was the hint of a smile, like she knew that this would do it. “Honey, I really can’t. I don’t have a ticket for you,” as I said this the smile slipped away and she solemnly folded a blanket. “Ok, but you are going to need this. I don’t…

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With the dawn

Posted on July 15, 2008

The rooms were still, the only sound the gentle whir of the paddles on the fan. The sheets were cool around me, the blankets long since kicked aside. The drapes were drawn, but for a narrow slit on each wall through which reflections from the lake snuck casting dancing shadows on the highest point along the wall. Finley’s face was buried in my chest and her palm rested on my cheek, her breath was soft and touched my skin like a kiss. Briar was in the next bed, her limbs, silver in the light, were spread out making the most of the full size bed. A blue twist of fleece blanket snaked around her torso and one hand peeked out, her fingers like points…

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Girl Crush

Posted on July 14, 2008

Daughter crush, really. And father of daughters crush. For all my fretting and frustration, I have been having a good time – falling in love with these girls and settling into a rhythm. I am sure there will be hiccups, but taking two ours Friday afternoon at the beach in Bolton and then three hours in my own backyard on Saturday, I am refreshed. Who knew you could just have fun with your kids?! No projects. No hassles. Just together. Loving it. The sigh that escaped me also threatened to tip me. Tomorrow I am off to get my hair done and then Thursday it is off to BlogHer. I hope to spend many hours in between doing silly things like walks in the…

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