Give a kid a spray bottle of vinegar and water and a rag and let him loose. Give a kid a broom and show him the steps to sweep. Feed the chickens grapes off the freshly swept steps with the kids. Cut up apples to eat and when you've had enough, go feed some to the goats. Rub their heads which are bristly and warm and alive. Share a bowl of beans and quinoa with your grandson. "More beans!" he will say, as he baby-bird opens his mouth. Make smoothies/chocolate milk/peanut butter sandwiches/cheerios/hand out cookies. Give a two-year old a piece of chocolate, let him eat it on your bed.
Wash your sheets.
Push babies on swings. Be a part of a four-year-old's imagination and let him feed you your lines in the scenario he's cooked up. I remember doing that. I remember the thrill it gave me. "No Mer, it's a Magic Math Sword!" he might say, correcting you when you call it a Magic Mass Sword."
"It" is a ruler.
Where did THAT come from?
Rewind Tarzan ten times.
Wonder for the thousandth time...Phil Collins. Why?
Snuggle, snuggle, snuggle. Kiss, kiss, kiss.
Watch your grandson pet his favorite chicken.
Get so exhausted you think you'll die and let those boys give you a massage which means they both sit on your back and smack your shoulders. It's pretty okay. Every time a train goes by, run to the baby because the train scares him. Pick him up and let him hold you really, really close. End up laughing because the train is awesome.
Watch a house get towed on a trailer down the road in front of your house. Stand there with your mouth open as it passes beneath the canopied oaks.
Greet your husband when he comes home, a baby on your hip. Thank him for bringing home soft hay so the hens will be happier to lay. Let him take over the boys to their delight. Not to mention yours. Collect eggs from hen house, outside nest, box in pump house. Pick the two tomatoes the garden has to offer. Notice that cucumbers are forming on the vines.
Clean up everything. Games, puzzles, magnet toys, stuffed animals, plastic animals, books, cheerios, smoothies, butts. Wash your hands a lot. Make them wash theirs too.
Feel guilty because you've spent all this time writing this. Go make supper. Poached eggs on spinach.
Go to bed.
See you tomorrow.