I walked in the door from work late Tuesday evening. This is what I saw:
Typical, I thought.
Jerome and Maddie were sitting at the kitchen table working on her leprechaun trap for school. At that exact moment they were drawing a blue print for their design.
“Shouldn’t it be called a white print?” Maddie asked referring to the white paper.
“It should!” Jerome agreed. Then, “So how do you think we can get the leprechaun to pull the string?”
This scene just captured all three of them so beautifully. Typical Jerome, patiently answering questions and helping them discover how the world works. Typical Maddie, creating, drawing, building. (And always being the most literal she can be. A white print? This is precisely how she earned the nickname Amelia Bedelia. Remind me sometime to tell you the one about the pool.) Typical Katie, observing the situation in a recital dress and a tutu she dug out of some closet because why wouldn’t you wear a tutu?
Typical us, I thought.
I snapped a quick picture and went over to kiss them all hello.