|Day 26 of 31 at TWT!|
(a slice from earlier this week; it's freezing cold today!)
"Mommy, marry me!" Rainbow Girl giggles in my ear as I carry her away from the playground after an afternoon of too much fun in unseasonably warm weather. It's already past bedtime on a school night, but it was so hard to leave the park with 70-degree-weather in March!
Behind us on the sidewalk, her exhausted big sister has convinced Husband to carry her to the car too, gangly legs and wiry arms wrapped around him as she croon-whines, "Daddy, I LOVE you! MARRY me!" Always a Daddy's Girl, Sis must have already said this once as she begged him to pick her up, and that must be what prompted Rainbow, my mama's girl, to say it now.
"Ok!" I squeeze Rainbow closer. "I promise to love you forever and ever!" I rub her nose with mine.
"Is that MARRYING?!" she squeals, giggling more.
A few steps back, I can hear Husband protesting, "I'm already your daddy! We're already a family!"
"Yes, Honey Bun!" I reply to Rainbow. "Well, and we have to kiss!" I gaze into her blue eyes and plant an exaggerated smooch on her face just as she opens her mouth in a loud cackle.
"I love you oh so much, Sweetie Pie!" I whisper in her ear. She flops into my shoulder, super snuggly now.
"Mama Pie," she mumbles, wiggling against me.
One daddy's girl and one mama's girl. One family so full of love. Yep, that's marrying! <3