These two are fun to watch together. A lens in my mind flips back and forth, like the dials my optometrist uses on his giant machine, trying to get the world into focus. I see back to when Leena was newly born. Then, a turn of some dials in the brain, and I’m imagining what these conspiring sisters will be like another year from now. What schemes will hatch? What mischief will ensue? What am I in for?
They’re a formidable team that will quickly outsmart me. Without a doubt. On some days, I think they already do.
But I do my best to foster the natural connection these two girls already have. One of the sweetest afternoon habits is “couch cuddles.” They’ll just roll around and laugh while I worry that someone’s going to fall off, get hurt, chip a tooth. I don’t know.
This always seems to start when I’m knitting. It’s like they want me to watch them and do absolutely nothing else. Maddening.
But I think a little insanity helps.