Sunday, February 21, 2021

Some Sundays Are Pretty All Right


We certainly did have a very fine time with the two Weatherford boys last night and today. They were truly good boys. After supper last night, they had baths, got on their pajamas, and had their purple cows.


Then there was tooth-brushing and book-reading. Levon kept telling me that he was tired and I kept telling him that he could just get in his bed but no, he wanted to hear the stories although with each one he would say, "I hope this isn't too long. I am very sleepy." 
And as soon as we finished the last book, he slid off my bed and got on his bed, pulled up the comforter and was asleep before the little wind-up lamb who plays "You Are My Sunshine" had wound down. August was asleep almost as quickly. I do not think either boy was awake when I kissed them good-night.
And get this- they had to flip a coin to see which one of them would get to sleep on Boppy's side of the bed. Poor August lost and his little fold-out mat had to be placed on my side. 
You know, I really am chopped liver when it comes to their love. I know they love me but it's Boppy they adore. And somehow, that just makes me smile. 
Not a peep was heard out of them until around 7:30 when Levon appeared, awake and happy, standing beside his grandfather. We invited him into the bed and he and I did some cuddling and giggling and he even gave me some kisses which was a beautiful way to wake up. Boppy went back to sleep for a few minutes and then woke up for real and said, "Come on, boy. Let's let Mer sleep some more," and they got up and indeed I did sleep some more. I have no idea when August woke up. I was hoping to get a few snuggles with him, too, but I'm sure he took one look at the bed, realized his grandfather and Levon were already up and raced to the Glen Den to watch some TV. 
When I got up I made pancakes wondering if this would be the last time I'd make pancakes on the old stove. I made what I thought would be a plentiful amount and every one got eaten. I ate two and August ate six and a half. Levon ate four. They are pancake-eating machines. 

The rest of the morning and early afternoon was all about books and some bike riding and Levon and Boppy in the garden planting the peas and the rest of the potatoes. Also tidying up and putting all of the My Little Ponies back into the suitcase in which they'd arrived. August likes to set them around the perimeter of the head of his bed like little guardian pony angels. I sewed a button on a little stuffed dog that he brought for me to do that to and then Levon wanted me to sew some buttons on a little cuddle dog that he'd brought, which I did, and I also stitched up a place where he was coming apart. It's so satisfying to do these little things for the boys. I am not sure why, but it is. 
Another thing that happened was that Levon wanted me to draw a picture of a front end loader. Of course. I can't draw a stick figure dog so I looked up "front end loader" on Google to get something I could try and copy and got this image:


Oh my dear Lord. He did not quit talking about getting one of these for the entire remainder of his visit. It's only three hundred dollars. I tried to explain to Levon that it cost too much money and that no, he was not going to get one, and he said, "But that boy has one!"
Try to explain advertising and child models to a three-year old. Just try. 
He told his mama and daddy about it when they got here to pick them up and his mama told him that it was too expensive but she'd keep her eye out for a used one. I told him that I'd look at the dump. All this served to do was to inspire him to remind us every forty-five seconds that Mama was going to keep her eye out and I was going to look at the dump. 
Bless his beautiful, front-end loader heart. 

While Jessie and Vergil were here, a major/minor project was completed. The Camaro is now off the trailer and safely in the garage! This required a lot of figuring and planning and a little doing. It was quite exciting. I love watching Vergil and Mr. Moon work together. Their brains think alike in many ways and I can see the mind-meld as they communicate in unfinished three word phrases. Not only were the boys vastly interested, the chickens were too. The boys had to stay in the back of the truck for safety but the chickens got to roam about as they pleased. 



No cables snapped, the car did not fall off the trailer, and no chickens were harmed in the unloading of the car. 

And so today has been a good day of accomplishment and merriment, pancakes and stuffed animal ornamentation and surgery. Oh! And both Mr. Moon and I received patented rain storm massages. 


Mr. Moon also discovered that having August walk on his back is amazing. I shall try to convince the child to take a stroll on my back at some point. 

When they left, the boys got M&M's and August even wanted a kiss. This is huge. 
A good Sunday. And tomorrow, hopefully, we shall welcome the gas guy into our house and all will go well and I will cook our supper on the Thermonster as one of you thought the brand name said. 
I HOPE it's a monster. That I can tame and sooth into doing my will with my wiles and talents. Haha! 

Love...Ms. Moon

30 comments:

  1. AWWWwww, I am just a puddle of goo here. This post is one lovely slice! Your life is just glorious, simple as that. You have got a really good one going on there.

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    1. I do. And some days I need to remember that.

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  2. Such beautiful boys, with beautiful parents, too. Dear Levon and the evils of advertising. We'd all send him a front end loader, if we could.

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    1. They are my crackies. They crack me up. Levon would die and go to heaven if that machine showed up at his house.

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  3. Don't let the boys see this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH0dIcr3XgA

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    1. Oh my god. I've never wanted to go to New Jersey this badly.

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  4. How to explain it's not the boy's front end loader just a picture of him in one.. what a wonderful crew and a happy day. So fun to read.

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    1. I know. Just impossible. But Levon knows that if it exists, HE COULD HAVE IT!

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  5. Love those pancake eating machines! What a great day.

    Chris from Boise

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  6. Reading this made me happy. Have a sweet night.

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  7. What a lovely time you all had. I had a nice Saturday morning too as we met up with my son, DIL and the little one ( Zachary aged 3) for a country walk. Not strictly allowed but it was so good to see them and my dIL gave me 2 hugs...we have both had our jabs over 4 weeks ago. ( She had one as she is working as admin in a vaccine station).
    Today Boris will tell us what measures he is taking to get us out of lockdown.....ie schools back in 2 weeks. That is causing a lot of discussion as to whether it is sensible or not. We shall see. There will be many parents looking forward to it! I just want my hairdresser to be able to come and cut and colour my hair, but that will probably be another 2 months yet!

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    1. I know that parents are SO ready for kids to be back at school. And kids want and need that socialization. I just hope it's safe. I'm so glad you got to see your family.

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    2. Yesterday I made a hairdressing appointment for the first day it is allowed...12 April. I shall be a very messy looking, greying old lady by then but the joy of having it done.....can't wait !

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  8. Here's hoping that the Gas Man Cometh!

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  9. another typical Sunday at the Moon household. doesn't get better.

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  10. Try having the boys lie down across your back and roll up and down from your shoulders to your knees...feels so good! My sister and I used to do that to our Mom, my kids did it to me. Sounds like you have a very nice family circle!

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  11. That was an awesome Sunday! I had a visit from a grandson and granddaughter and we all walked through the backyard over to the nearby park to do some sledding. Great fun was had by all but especially by my own grown sons who were on the sled almost as much as the little ones! I stayed on top to survey the action and say "watch out" and "be careful"! A really fun morning!

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    1. Well, the person who stands by and tells everyone to be careful is the most important person! Glad y'all had fun.

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  12. "Thermonster" -- LOL!

    That was a very full and busy Sunday, but one that will now go down in the history books courtesy of your blog. Levon will get a huge kick out of this someday when he really IS driving a front-end loader. I love August's socks!

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    1. I really wonder if Levon will actually end up in operating heavy equipment.
      August loves those socks, too.

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  13. Well your Sunday sounded perfect. Now that your Monday is well-advanced I hope that you have finally got the new oven in place and all hooked up ready to go. The best things are usually worth waiting for.

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    1. Well then this stove better be the best, best, BEST!

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  14. Those boys definitely are pancake eating machines! That’s a prodigious amount of pancakes for anyone! I’m impressed! Sounds like a very fine day indeed. Hopefully the new stove will be installed very soon.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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    1. I swear- I do not know how the pancakes fit into their little tiny bellies. It's an anatomical mystery.

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  15. That sounds like the most perfect day ever right?

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