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Five Minute Friday


If I caught you peaking through the window of my life you'd see a house in need of a good vacuuming scattered with toddler toys and books.  The little boy is sitting in his blue car making the noises just right, his "voom vooms" and "bop bops" are timed perfectly with his imaginary road to somewhere.

 His mother is sitting with her kindle open and in between chapters runs a load of dishes and wipes down the table trying to keep up with a house she feels she has lost control of.  She always finds time, though, to sit with the little boy in the blue car and read him a story or give him knucks or tickle him until he's as blue as the car with laughter.

When the roll of the wheels outside ring out the tabby cat wraps around the house.  From window to window, he watches the man in his tan slacks and blue button down until he greets him at the door with a meow.  The man offers kisses, like tiny jewels, to the tired woman and boy.  One accepts, the other runs away giggling.  His feet move so fast he almost flies.

If you were watching, you'd perhaps be caught up in the imperfection or the circles beneath her eyes or the cracker crumbs in the carpet.  The little window view of our life is colored with dust of yesterdays and green apple slices clutched in meaty fists.  If you were watching, you'd see.

14 comments:

  1. You present a picture of loving and care home. One the man in the blue shirt wants to return to. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Sounds like a nice, loving view.

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  3. What a beautiful life of motherhood you're in...even in the midst of what can seem like chaos. It goes by so fast. It's a blessing for you and for your readers when you make a little bit of "me" time and write. Visiting from FMF.

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  4. Such a beautiful view that would be. To see that love of a real family touching each other lives and making memories

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  5. hi, stopping by to say hi- I loved the last lines- sounds like my kids hands too! sweet!

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  6. Aaron-Ashley OsbornMay 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Love this! Sounds a lot like the view from where I'm sitting except I see two little girls. :) Love your profile pic by the way. It's always nice to meet another Whovian!


    http://lovingmommahood.blogspot.com

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  7. **The man offers kisses, like tiny jewels**

    I was watching thru your words.
    LOVE!

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  8. Way to go being the FMF post of the week! This was an awesome read. Couldn't agree more -- people would definitely see many imperfections when looking at me.

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  9. "The little window view of our life is colored with dust of yesterdays and green apple slices clutched in meaty fists." - this line. It's so perfectly this season I want to almost frame it. This was so much loveliness - thank you so much for sharing Megan. You're my featured Five Minute Friday this week :)

    warmest of wishes

    Lisa-Jo

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  10. ourstoriesgodsgloryMay 30, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    I see...Blessings!

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  11. I love this. So beautiful and close I can taste the apple slices. If I wanted too.

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  12. What a great snapshot view of life in your house!

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  13. Cassandra BenefieldJune 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Awe ... that's really well-written!~Cassandra, visiting from FMF.

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  14. Wow, Megan, this is really impressive! I loved the view of your home. Keep it that way and your life will be full. If you spend too much time focusing on everything being perfect, you will miss out on the joys of motherhood!
    Blessings,
    Janis

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