Monday, May 11, 2009

Family Dynamic.




I took Grace and Ruby to see "Earth" in the theater. There were a family of elephants crossing the Kalahari desert, thirsty, ragged and "discouraged" as the narrator put it. Grace looked at me and with a shaky voice asked if there was any way we could "Bring all the African animals here and give them water. We have plenty and the poor things are so thirsty!" The girl has quite the compassionate heart. Ruby on the other hand, while the film showed the father Polar Bear being pummeled to his death by some nearby Walruses, ate popcorn by the handfuls. And sipped her soda.

And please let me add, Lillie fights as though her life is on the line. Her cousin has a brand new sister so she's been over at our place. She is 17 months and Lill stares her up and down like she's nothin'. Like, 'I will scream your face off if you even touch this doll stroller'. She's no stranger to oppression, my third child. But she did learn quickly that Simone doesn't let things lie. Give them a few years and I'm sure I'll be calling the cops.

8 comments:

missy said...

Please tell me what you did that has your photos all sharp and colorful tonight! Beautiful girls Sarah...and what a great dynamic they are right? I love hearing about them.

Caitlin Rose said...

I took Liam and the boy I take care of with autism to see that movie and they absolutely loved it. There was a part in the movie when an ape was overstuffing his mouth with fruit and Liam turned to me and said "Those apes...always biting off more than they can chew." It was such a precious moment. I absolutely loved it.

Beautiful pictures by the way. They are all so gorgeous.

Sharry said...

how much do you just love ruby's face in that first shot?

...and the second one?

...and the last?

it's only right that a face such as that shouldn't have a care in the world.

Rebecca Smylie said...

It's funny to read things like this because I'm still not convinced that it's possible for me to have a child that's not exactly like Adelaide. I won't, right?

Jessie said...

hisarah

Lillie said...

Can't wait to have three girls just like you. I mean boys are cool too... and we'll probably try all the hokie methods to get a boy for Ross' sake, but I'm just sayin'- I'm excited for a third girl.

LeDoux said...

uh, ya. i heard about the pinching incident and i'm mortified! aaahhhh. i'm so sorry to you and to lillie. today she slapped reef in the face. like with an open palm. !!! i don't know what to do about these violent tendancies. where is my sweet delicate understanding child that i was going to raise? sorry sorry sorry.

Celeste said...

Those are the sweetest pictures.