Monday, May 30, 2011

Sisterly Love

Last week I was in New York City for BEA, Book Expo America, which is all about publishing and the newest books coming out in the fall. Basically, it's like Disneyland for book lovers. But leaving for a week always proves a challenge with a house full of kids and no significant other to help out. This trip was a hodge-podge of child care ranging from Ross and Julia tag-teaming during the week, Friday night at my brother's house and a baby sitter Saturday and Sunday.

Whew.

Needless to say, my house was a freaking disaster when I came home.

As I was cleaning the entry way this morning, I found a wadded up napkin. Ewww. Gross. But I noticed the napkin had writing. It was trash from Jenna's lunch on Field Day which Julia had made for her.

My oldest girls, Julia 13 and Jenna 8, sometimes get along but more than half the time fight like the two gangs in West Side Story, only thankfully my girls don't use knives. (that I know of) So finding this napkin was reassuring that maybe there is hope for them after all.

Jenna,
Even though Mom couldn't be here she loves you! Have a FANTASTIC day! I hope your day is filled with sparkles!
Love you!
Your sister, Julia

Excuse me while I go find a tissue to wipe my eyes.

7 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That is totally what its all about...knowing that the kids when you're not even there, express their love for one another.

My sis and I went to BEA in California and you're right, Disneyland of books. I was beyond overwhelmed but loved it.

Denise Grover Swank said...

YES! BEA was totally overwhelming. I think I finally got it by the last day. Maybe. LOL

Beth said...

OMG...I am crying! That was so sweet!

Kristin said...

Oh how sweet! I love it. =)

Angie's Spot said...

That was beyond sweet! Love it!

Cheyanne said...

Oh Gosh! Amazing! Looks like you've done something right in raising these two :)

Eisley Jacobs said...

Julia just continues to show me (and the world) how truly amazing she is... and has been raised! Good job mom! Sparkles for everyone!