"Well", a small voice replied, "it is good to take a break sometimes".
I immediately smiled and thought, such great words of wisdom and hugged my source. These very simple yet profound words came from my bonus baby (my step-daughter) who is all of 9 years old. Surely, if this little one understood that we needed to take a break from time to time, I should. With that little piece of information I sat down and put my feet up while her little sister slept.
The past two weeks have been full of messy dinner tables, loads of laundry and floors that need to be mopped. Why? My DSD (Dear Step-daughter) is here for her summer visit and the family is all together again. We have too much fun stuff to do for me to worry about what the house looks like. I am too busy making sure my family is fed and we have times to make the smores on the fire pit, bake sugar cookies and banana bread and oh of course for me to make homemade sushi. On top of that we have to get in our long walks together and catch a movie at the theater as well. Its been non-stop and tons of fun as usual.
My DSD is such a great help with her sister too. She loves this little one to bits. She gets up in the morning when she hears her sister's voice and tends her whilst I take my shower and get ready for work. She takes her to the floor for floor time and play all types of games. She rocks her in the glider at night and even once put her sound asleep. She is dedicated to her sister, tending delicately to her every whim and desire. Just another reminder that sisters are from heaven. Indeed!
Her summer is just beginning and tomorrow she is going to Virginia Beach for some fun in the sun, then back home for camp. Once school starts she will have tons of stories to tell. I have stories to tell as well. All about a truly fantastic summer with my bonus baby, who helps me in more ways than one with small words of wisdom, a helping hand for her little sister and tons of stories to shock and wow me on a daily basis.
No sir, I do not have time for cleaning the house. I am too in love with my family and looking forward to more experiences to come.