A happle weekend

This weekend was pretty damn great. I have always been under the distinct impression that one of the circles of hell was a perpetual Saturday with two feral children in an enclosed space with a dark raging storm outside, but all my preconceived notions about such a situation have now been shattered. We had such a Saturday, and yet the children were not feral in the slightest. In fact, they were quite domesticated, and we just…hung out. You know, like people. Noah spent most of Saturday morning entertaining Rosie while I did other things, totally blowing another of my theories: that kids only do that kind of thing in movies. Movies where they are paid. And they get fired if they don’t act right.  And yet my kids! They played! Together! Merrily! It was the stuff of fantasy, I tell you, like the kind of thing you imagine in your daydreams when you think about your future life with kids in which said kids are always happy and lovely and obedient. And they laugh at all your jokes and never think you are uncool. And they become president and tell the world I OWE IT ALL TO MY MOM on national television and people cry and a statue is commissioned on the front lawn of the White House in your honor. And you win the Nobel Mom Prize. And a cash prize of a million dollars.

Wait, what was I saying?

Anyway, I don’t know if you know this, but I like to record things. And so now I have this nice little video of one of the best parts of this weekend that I am planning to keep for eternity to utilize whenever Noah and Rosie argue. I figure any future teenage disagreement can be settled nicely with a threat of “You guys better work it out, or so help me I’ll pull out The Video and make you watch it with me on repeat while I hold you close to my bosom and weep for the years gone by when my PRECIOUS PRECIOUS BABIES LOVED EACH OTHER. And then I will make you sing Kumbaya with me in three part harmony while we hold hands and sway! AND DON’T YOU THINK I WON’T!!!”

I am totally going to rock the teenage parenting thing, I can just feel it.

Happle from racher on Vimeo.

6 comments

1 Darth { 04.26.10 at 6:34 am }

The video is perhaps the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in all my life. By all means SAVE IT. I will want to watch is about 1,000,000 times.

2 Kolbi Cumbo-Lynn { 04.26.10 at 7:25 am }

So, the next time you say your kids are fighting, I totally won’t believe you. They’re obviously perfect. So. Cute.

3 Elizabeth Hartman { 04.26.10 at 7:27 am }

What an adorable video! This made my Monday. :-)

4 Gramps { 04.26.10 at 7:35 am }

I love it, too, of course. But dang, have you been fertilizing her hair? It has sprouted, i.e., grown a lot, lately!

5 Sara P { 04.29.10 at 4:46 pm }

I started getting teary. Perhaps it’s the pollen in the air…

6 Carol { 04.29.10 at 9:08 pm }

WOW, ’nuff said.

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