Tuesday, we find our first produce of the season: a small green tomato has started growing. All day the girls talk about how it's going to grow and turn red. By afternoon, Reese comes in
: "Mommy, it okay I eat this toe-may-toe?" Sure enough, she's carrying the unripened, green tomato proudly. When we told her it was not ready to eat and now it wouldn't be able to get ripe, Reese cried and had to process her grief. She was so sad about her choices, so Daddy took her out to show her the flower buds that will turn into tomatoes. They also covered how Reese is not allowed to pick any more tomatoes unless Daddy is with her. We'll see.
After school, Avery decorates cookies too. We decide to give the cookies to her lunchroom custodians. Heart full.
Thursday, Kate wakes up with sister's pink eye. She stays home and watches hours of Strawberry Shortcake in our bed, soaking up the quiet. Luckily, drops on hand, she's ready to roll 24 hours later.
Friday, Nana and DD have invited the girls to spend the night. All day, starting at breakfast, Reese asks, "It time yet? It time yet?"
Saturday, Avery and Kate go to Beauty and the Beast symphony with Daddy and DD. Avery tells me later, "There were drums, and a harp! And a man used a typewriter like it was an instrument! And there were ladies playing flutes, and the conductor dressed up." Music connects with these souls.
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