Yesterday was learning day.
I learned that you can hollow out pumpkins and use them as vases and fill them with hydrangea.
I learned that a magnolia flower makes fall even brighter.
I learned that you can create this entire centerpiece for under $10.
And I learned that perspective?
It’s a really good thing.
Yesterday morning as I sat drinking coffee thinking about actually moving my feet, one of the twins burst into the room.
Actually she lined danced across the floor.
It was a sight to see.
She kicked her feet high in the air, kind of spun around, did a jumping jack and ended with one final twirl.
I simply stared at her in disbelief.
She was wearing me out. That was a lot of moving and jumping and twirling and spinning first thing in the morning.
I got exhausted just watching.
She grinned at me, flipped her hair, plopped down in the leather chair next to me and kicked her floral sneakers high in the air.
“Mom,” she said exhuberantly. “I just love my new jeans. They are kind of stretchy, but not too stretchy and not too dark and not too light and they fit me perfectly and the bottom rolls up exactly how I like it.”
She punctuated her statement with another kick in the air and added, “Seriously, Mom. They make me feel like I can do anything.”
I smiled to myself and took a sip of coffee.
“I’m so happy you are happy,” I told her. “And the best part? Jeans like that only get better with age. The more you wash them, the better they’ll be.”
She cheerfully nodded in agreement.
“So now you’re ready,” I smiled at her. “You have your jeans and you’re ready to take on the day.”
“Mom,” she said. “You’re so silly. The jeans are great, but I didn’t really need them for that.” Then she hopped out of the chair, grabbed her back pack, laughed out loud and headed out the door to school. As she walked away she added with a grin and a final toss of her curls over her shoulder….
….”Jeans or no jeans, I’m always ready to take on a day.”
Perspective isn’t just something.
PS Happy September. I hope you like the glimpse of the hydrangea, pear and magnolia table. And get ready because I’m about to go all fall decorating on you. 🙂