Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Would somebody please nestle the children?

Two five-year-old relatives, Audrey (T) and Savannah (B) nestled 
in front of the TV to watch an animated movie, "Brave." 
And watch it, they did, lying quietly throughout, dressed in 
the appropriate princess gowns.
Christmas day, my brother, sister-in-law, and I gathered at
their nephew's home to celebrate the day. In all, there were three
sets of parents, eight children five and under, and one big,
friendly dog named Jackson, with two cats
trotting in and out as they dared.
My nephew Joseph's triplets are pretty much non-verbal
as of yet, though they do communicate some 
with sign language. Their mom lined up their chairs
for meal time, where they were joined by their
11-month-old cousin Maggie, whose little
head can be seen lower right.

After the movie was done, all the mayhem associated with unbridled
avarice broke out as presents were distributed. A sea of little 
people milled about, eventually evolving into a procession with toy
cars and push carts trotting through the house in a big circle,
a never-ending race fueled by excitement, sugar, and followed
by one large dog, lap after lap after lap. 


dive said...


Apologies, Speedway … just a gut reaction to an OD of cuteness.
I've not had a Christmas with kids in it for decades; I seem to remember them being chaotic, noisy fun.
Hope you enjoyed yours.

Arte urbano de Logroño said...

Feliz, Navidad el proximo año te seguriré leyendo, un abrazo

Speedway said...

We are on the tail end of a mild blizzard as I type, with 8-10 inches of snow on the ground. I've not been out today because the sky is also gray. The forecast is for clearer weather tomorrow, so I plan to go out fairly early to see if any nice pictures are to be had.

The kids are all good little people, loved by their parents and it shows. When the high-pitched screeching started it was because they were tired form their big day, feeding off each others' excitement. But I still hate the sound of it.

Their mom has been teaching the triplets international sign language to communicate things for which they don't yet have the words to speak. It's an interesting concept, used to tell her things like "I'm full" when they're finished eating.