Today is the first day of spring. This morning before daycare/work I was reading books to the boys. Braydon had left for work already, the sun was streaming in the windows, the house was completely quiet. Both boys were on my lap, both were sucking their thumbs, and both were enthralled in the moment. At first they had me read The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear (click here for Amazon.com link) four times in a row. Then it was finally time for a new book. Kyle looked through all the books until he found the one he wanted: Black All Around!. He brought it to me, and we read it. This is one of my favorite books. Although I've probably read it to the boys over a hundred times, this one just never gets old. If you have black kids and you don't have this book, I highly recommend you get it (click here for Amazon.com link).
The wonderful color black is there!
Sleek and jazzy,
warm and cozy.
black all around..."
When the book was done it was quiet. I kissed their beautiful black cheeks and told each one of them, like I do every day, that they are a "beautiful, beautiful boy."
And then I drove them to daycare, and dropped them off, to face the world.
As I was driving out of the daycare parking lot my mind wandered to last night. Last night before we went to bed ourselves Braydon and I checked in on the boys sleeping in their beds, like we do every night. Since January the boys have been sleeping with their baby dolls (click here to read the post about Kyle's "Donald" and Owen's "Douglas James"). Kyle's Sheep and Honey Bunny, and Owen's Lovey Lion and paci are still their main loves (and "fish" from Beth is a permanent fixture for Owen as well), but the dolls are always in bed with them now too.