Monday, December 6, 2010

French kiss! French kiss!

i'm not sure...
but i think possibly...
that we are the only family with a 6 year old who chants, 'French kiss! French kiss!' every time her parents wander into the same room.
i'm sure glad she picked up that expression from that television commercial (y'know the one that shows, 'toast, french toast, kiss, french kiss - it's so much better when it's french' - with a big romantic embrace at the end...)
So one day,that familiar black bag was packed by the door - and he was just finishing up a last few details in his office before he came bounding along the snowy path to the back door and into the house where i was teaching our small fry while poking toast into the baby's mouth - still in my pj's.
He burst in with a cloud of frosty air and started jumping and chanting, "French kiss! French kiss!"
Mollen was the first to leap into the air giggling and joining his cry.
& so i crept into his arms to mollen's squealing delight...
so maybe my clinging smooch wasn't as romantic as the flowing gowned embrace on tv...
but it's the kind that has years of familiarity behind it... it's the kind that shows our littles that we're still a team... it's the kind that you feel way down deep - in the pit of your stomach when you wanna know you're loved...
So, chant away molls -
remind us to hold each other -
to love each other -
to savour the goodbyes -
and to yearn for the hellos.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Bahaha!
I tried but I can't picture Neil jumping up and down, but I can't...let alone yelling 'french kiss'!
That's awesome!

Jen said...

Ha, I just reread what I wrote....I think I need to go back to English class... ;)

Mindy said...

Loved this!

Lori-Dawn said...

Sigh...yup, that's what our children totally need to see!!! that mom and dad love each other...they need to see how to be treated as a spouse! Love it!

Marcy said...

LOVE it!

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