When children come into your life, they sure do turn things upside-down. This past week we have been having a bit of an impromptu family reunion and a number of relatives are staying with us. But the biggest impact comes from the littlest visitor. Truth be told, she leaves a bit of havoc in her wake, but when she turns to you with that mischevious look on her face your heart just melts and you are willing to sing Old Macdonald Had a Farm about a thousand times just so that she will keep smiling at you.
I was hard pressed to tear myself away to go to work this morning, so happy were we taking things out of her little purse and counting "one, two, teee...." as we put them back in.
She's also kept it exciting for all the grown ups by leaving little surprises all around the house in unlikely places. A shoe here, a doll there, a hairclip in your tea cup, a grape in your slipper. I'm hoping my keys will be the next thing to turn up.
If only she did not live so far away and we could see her more often!