Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Honour of Mums

Well, I have survived the first twenty-four hours as father, laundry man, lunch-maker, taxi to school, football and rugby, homework drill instructor, doing dishes, cleaning house, etc, etc. Oh yeah, I have to study too! Rhea has gone to the States to go sailing with her parents for 10 days and will be home on 29 Oct. It has been 14 months since she last saw her parents so I thought that the mid-term break would be a good time for her to go and see them. Rhea's parents moved onto a 52 foot sailboat (It's an Island Packet and you can see it here) this summer and sailed from Florida to Maine. They are now in Boston and Rhea will be sailing south with them to Norfolk, VA. She will return home from J.F.K. Rhea's parents are on their way to the Tortuga Islands for the winter once these hurricanes clear out. When her parents leave Norfolk, they will be going to Bermuda and then to the Islands in the Caribbean.

I don't know how much blogging will get done as I am home with our two year old and she keeps me busy during the day.The scriptures are so true when they speak of the honour and the blessings of a wife! By the time this break is over the kids will be ready for Rhea to be back for sure!

One thing that is regularly a topic of conversation around here is that Abigail always wants to sit on Rhea' lap for family worship. I sometimes ask to hold her and she wants her mother. Abigail loves to twirl Rhea's hair into knots and she does her own as well. So, I thought, when Rhea leaves Abigail will be missing her and will want to sit on my lap! Now is my chance to hold her in the evening, I thought. I held out my arms to pick her up last evening when we were doing family worship and she went to my son Matthew to sit on his lap and stayed there until we finished. I couldn't believe it! Matthew has short hair like mine, so maybe it's not the hair. I'll try again tonight! :-) The moral of this entry is that Dads just can't replace mums. Impossible! We don't have that "special" way about things. The recurring phrase has been, "mum does it like this or has us do this or that." I imagine they will transform me before it is all over.


Blogger Vrouw_Jonker said...

Whew! Bless your heart(s). It'll be good for all involved, no doubt. But I'll tell you, I could not get used to the British "Mum" thing. Makes me think of
a) mummies and
b) chrysanthemums.

1:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's funny Stephanie as Caleb says mum instead of mom since all the young kids say it at school. When he talks about his friend's mom he says "mum." It cracks Rhea and I up. The other children do it as well except for Matthew. He still likes to hold on to most things American. I imagine he may want to go back to the States for college. It will be hard to let him go that far if that is what he wants to do. I'm hoping he will go to either Durham, Oxford or Cambridge. That way we can keep him close around us.


1:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops! I just saw a blunder. "it cracks Rhea and I up." Actually it makes Rhea and me laugh.

8:52 am  

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