Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Daisy-Petal Plucking

My daughter should be upstairs, watching a short video before she goes to bed at her scheduled bedtime in twenty minutes.

Instead, she's in the backyard, wrestling five-feet tall daisies to the ground so she can pluck their petals. She's wearing fuzzy footy pajamas and her yellow rainboots. When I went out to take her picture, she pointed to the sky and said, "Look! A tiny moon!"

She is addicted to flower-petal plucking. I need to make her stop and go to bed. But I can't. God made two-year olds this cute so you don't keep them in a closet, gagged, until they turn four.

9 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

I came in through Carla's blog. I've always meant to come by and say hello. I just thought it was kind of co-incidental that I am also forty and have been married eighteen years.

Hi there!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Eyes said...

Ha! You painted this picture so well, I couldn't help but see her standing there.

How precious! A moment in life to truly treasure and remember. Always.

So glad you took a photo. I'd love to see it!

Hope you are doing well...

8:52 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

How sweet! Yep, it's moments like those that keep mothers from eating their young. ;)

~Rachel

9:56 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Ah,
40 with a precious two-year old daughter...it is a wonder-filled thing...It is also a good thing the 40 is the new 30...I know as I'm personally going through it right now, too!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Catharine said...

Gagged in a closet? Yes, I suppose that's a way to go. I was thinking of something frstlymil pointed us to on another blog...

Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, which advocates the devouring of the tender young morsels in an effort to control the population.

(Yes, people... he was kidding.... sheesh....)

Hmph... gagged in a closet... I never would have thought of that....

~CA~

6:22 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I am dreading the 3's in a big way.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Yeah, I woulda let her pluck the petals too!

I think 3 is both one of the most fun and one of the most challenging ages. We're in the middle of it too.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Catharine said...

Oh, Gina. Don't dread the three's... Even though they lose the "babiness" in the three's, it's such a fun age. And they're still very cute.

~CA~

12:25 PM  
Blogger red fish said...

I thought the twos were terrible when my oldest went through them until she hit three. It was definately worse.

Now my second is two-and-a-half. I fear the fun is about to begin.

7:17 PM  

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