We’re really enjoying the tranquility of the mountains in West Virginia. I’ve been taking the time to just sit with my kids while we’re here and chat. I love to hear what they’re thinking. Sometimes it’s something profound that really makes us think. Other times, though, it just makes us giggle.
Samantha and I were swinging in the porch swing last night. She was sipping on a soda while I rocked the baby to sleep. She sighed and said, “You know why it’s fun to drink a coke when you have the hiccups?” “Why?” “Because everytime you hiccup, you burp, too!”
This morning, Allen and I sat down on the deck to enjoy the morning breeze while Maw-Maw cooked breakfast for us. Allen asked me, “What do you like about being outside here?” “I love how you can hear nature. It’s not like at home in Texas, where you hear traffic and construction. Here you hear birds and wind and leaves rustling.” Pause for a few seconds to listen, followed by a sudden eruption of barking from the neighbor’s house. “Mom, are dogs part of nature?”