Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mary Poppins meets "The Children's Hour."

The Children's Hour

Between the dark and the daylight,
      When the night is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day's occupations,
      That is known as the Children's Hour...


This is Holly with both front teeth out!

Brianna is licking off the frosting on our cupcakes! I can't believe she waited until dinner!
Traveling to Arizona is not just a change in time (three hours), or a change of scenery (small town to the desert), but a change in my status. I become the Nannie of stories, puppets, and songs under the big sky.
It is always sad to leave and not see my girls for a long stretches, but the moment I walk in the door, all time passes, and it is as if we were never apart.
They remember everything...every story, every song, and all of our activities. We have many to do: we must make cupcakes, read in the afternoon, have puppets shows with Goldibocks (she travels in my suitcase), and no that is not a typo. We also swim in the afternoon, and every night we sing songs under the big night sky.
I am so fortunate that there is a full moon tonight. The rising of the moon and the singing of the songs is an event that I hope they will remember all their lives. Our songs include, She'll be Coming Round the Mountain, Jennie Jenkins (every color), I See the Moon, and Good-Night my Darling, Good Night from The Music Man.
I love that when I visit I am the Nannie and nothing else. What more could a person want?
Don't forget to see the full May Flower Moon tonight.
Until tomorrow.