I guess all moms think their munchkin is pretty adorable, but between us – Evening is freakin’ adorable. She’s also been a typical two year old a lot lately so life hasn’t been as peaceful as we prefer it to be; she’s got boundaries to test.
Today, I was doing a few dishes in our island sink when Evening stood up on a chair on the other side, as is her habit. She keeps me company, supervises, and splashes here and there. When I was done, I pulled the plug and started out onto the next thing, when I heard Evening’s soft voice whispering into the sink.
“Bye bubbles! See you soon! Bye bubbles! I’ll miss you! Gone…” she whispered softly, all the while furiously waving at all of those bubbles rushing down the drain.
It was just one of those moments where all her sweetness and innocence came rushing at me all at once. Those particular qualities are easy to forget when you have to tell her fifteen thousand times not to climb on top of the table or to stop pulling the dog’s tail, but are such a big part of it after all.
And let's face it, we can all use a few more memories to make us smile while we're doing the dishes, because I'll still be doing them long after she's grown...