Friday, July 20, 2007

That's going to leave a Marx.

This week we have been in full VBS mode. It started on Sunday with us decorating the building in preparation for Monday's launch. Kendra and I used to spend a week getting ready for VBS, decorating and preparing every little detail with countless hours being spent on making sure everyone had a great experience. With the addition of every child our investment time has been drastically reduced. We are now doing in one day what we would normally have taken a week to do.

Teensy was very content to be around the action, watching Mom, Dad, and friend scramble to pull off the decorations. The boys were running around the building getting into all kinds of mischief. Titus happened across some top hats and this Groucho mask that he made Chubbers wear, much to his disapproval. That is when the Eureka moment occurred. The brothers simultaneously came to the conclusion that Sister could be tortured into submission and wear the mask. Teensy is increasingly joyful and electrifies a room with her smile. She's just beyond herself with excitement anytime she sees her brothers around. She wore this mask happily, as you can see her smile behind the nose. She wore it for maybe five minutes. The boys were rolling on the floor, well we all were. Teensy wasn't sure what she had done but she knew it was really great which made her totally happy.

Watching our Teensy and the boys get into full sibling love and explore the world of their imaginations is just blissful to watch. I will look back on this picture and be instantly transported back to a happy time to a great place, not remembering how insanely busy I was or how stressed I was, because that will all have evaporated with the heat of time, I will have a solid memory of two brothers who totally adored their sister. These three are pure, condensed happiness to be around and I'm so proud that I'm their daddy!

"The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution - this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths. "
Groucho Marx


Tracy said...

omigosh that picture is priceless!

Donna Layton said...

This picture totally cracks me up every time I look at it. Just hilarious and sweet.
....AND....who-da thunk Groucho Marx was so deep. Wow. I guess all comedians are pretty darned intelligent.