Tonight we had dinner with my parents and then all sat around watching old videos. We watched a clip of Christmas 2004, pre-children, and were struck by how relaxed and young we all looked. And all the things we did! Napping on the couch, skiing in the park, playing board games, nibbling snacks, cozily gathering around the piano singing carols. The list went on and on. And how clean and orderly everything looked without plastic Fischer-Price toys littered about!
Then we watched Frankie's birth video. And truly, the free time, the flat stomach, the clean living room, it all paled quickly in comparison to the joy I've known loving that little face these four years.