Calvin is the grateful (and I'm sure sometimes ungrateful) recipient of his three siblings affection. In their haste to show him their love they've also given him a cold which has left him making adorable baby snorts and in a rather grumpy disposition.
But, he's still finding reason to smile. I'd like to think these are real smiles, maybe they are!
Life with four kids ages 5 and under can be daunting, and going anywhere with all of us seems arduous.
As we headed to our church for the Christmas Eve service, Darryl sighed, "I don't think I can do this."
I, wedged in the backseat of the beautiful antique Camry between two car-seats, balancing bottles, hairbrush, and a glass of water (was I eating dinner too? I can't remember...) asked, "Do what?"
"Four kids, I don't think I'm ready for four kids."
Silence. Then laughing.
Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Noah was nearly sitting on top of him on the center console in the front and was full of wiggles, questions, and loudly singing songs while Sophie supervised his every move next to him. Or maybe it was Evie screaming in the backseat in protest at being confined in the car seat.
Hmm....wanna ride? :)