This is the first in our series of This is Childhood. I’ll write about how a particular part of the day usually goes in our happy home:
Emma and Hilary Grace come running off the bus toward me with their “off the bus” look. Bouncing braids, an off center headband, a huge smile, and their backpacks sitting low and heavy off one shoulder. They run towards me and lunge for a hug and kiss. Then their little sister runs towards them for hugs and kisses. The girls end up rolling on the lawn in a tickle fight. We come into the house for an afternoon snack.
After a lovely snack the girls come upstairs to play American Girl Dolls or school. I hear sounds of giggles and laughter and possible bed jumping