It was quiet in the wee hours before the dash to the bus stop. Too quiet.
You know that slightly heart-stopping moment when you realize that the silence settling throughout the house has arrived prematurely because the kids haven’t left for school yet, but it’s really, really, really still? Yeah — that.
It only ever gets that quiet here when someone is in serious trouble, is about to get in serious trouble, or has sensed the impending assignment of chores and is trying to lay low.
I went in search of the twins when I heard a voice in the dining room say, “Hey, whatchya doin’?”
Immediately I headed in that direction and what I found… well, I had to grab the camera to document it. Please forgive the slightly grainy, unfocused pictures. Much like the Jouberts’ filming lions in the wild, I didn’t want to spook them and disturb the natural order of things.
They were spontaneously crafting. Together. At the dining room table. Without a peep.
It’s not hard to find E crafting pretty much anywhere, anytime in our house. But C? With E? And no noise? And NO LEGOS? Amazing.
I think I’m going to frame that photo. Seriously — Best. Present. Ever.