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Mom for the weekend

My sisters are here.  They came in tonight, and it was such a flashback to the way things used to be, when people were there at the gate to meet you - but this time I was there, watching their faces as they saw me, watching them come running down the corridor (what do you call the thing that connects the plane to the terminal? I want to say gang plank, but I know that is not right). 

Nick and I took them out to pizza, and Vivien said the greasy food made her mouth itch, but all she really needed was to be hugged and jollied out of her attempt to make herself upset.  I said, "Does this ruin EVERYTHING?" and pulled her onto my lap, and she said "No!" and laughed, and we played with her hair and examined the results in the restaurant mirror.

She keeps saying, "I am SO EXCITED to be here!"

When I put them to bed I got in between them and we all snuggled and read a book.  I'm glad they still like to be read to, even though they are both old enough to read chapter books now.  I hope when we are all old they will still let me read to them.

After singing to them, I kissed Vivien goodnight and she said, "Goodnight Mom."  Then she cracked an eye, half-asleep, and giggled, "I mean, Felicity."

The cat does not know what to make of the girls.  He hovered around, anxiously, always just out of reach.  Vivien really wants to make friends with him; Merlyn is a little more wary.  Vivien keeps trying to approach him and play with him, and Merlyn keeps saying, "Leave him alone!  That's not the way to handle it" in her best older sister-ish voice.  Now he is sitting on the pull out sofa bed, having made himself a nest in the covers, looking weary and resigned to his fate, whatever that is.  Poor Simon: so put upon.


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Feb. 14th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
Feb. 14th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)

so much cuteness I can't even stand it!

I hope you all have a wonderful visit!
Feb. 14th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's great! How old are they now? My mom read to me and my siblings until we were like, in middle school. ;)
Feb. 21st, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
So then what happened?
So what was it like? What did you do? did you avoid meltdowns all weekend? Can you believe that you were that age on airplanes together?
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