easy for me.

After announcing he is going to take Mr. C for a boat ride and that I can have a break, Mr. K is all smiles upon hearing me reply with “can I come too?”

Looking back from the nice seat offered to me I see Mr. K happily sitting on the floor of the canoe while keeping us rowing along with Mr. C fishing on top of his lap.

I hear “are you comfortable em?”

“Yea. I would say that I am…”

What a treat. Just being. And together. A bit away, even if only for an hour or two. I’ll say it is just darn right pleasant. We exchanged information about things we saw along the way. Hear me—information.

Sweet exchanges like, “this is high water for this time of year. Wow, that’s a tall tree. This river connects to Rice Lake. This is peaceful.”

I kept all striving to engage at bay. I mean the— “what do you think we could do to make life easier? So if we move the shed, do you think a screen porch could go there? I wonder what that would really cost. Or maybe a patio?” Or the—”tell me how you really feel. What are you thinking about—like right now? Or earlier today? Like really, how are you?”


So it ends up being a break for all involved.

Yes, will be doing this again.

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  1. Jen Eck
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    love, love, love this :)

  2. Posted June 26, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    I echo Jen. Love, love, love. You and your boys (two of them at least). Sweetness.

  3. Becky
    Posted July 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Your words invited me to float….for just a moment – thanks.

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