Freeze. Do not move.

by beagooddad on January 30, 2012

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The twins turn nine tomorrow. I’ll deal with that later.

Yesterday, we were visiting BeAGoodMom’s family. Geetle sat in the chair one row back but on the passenger side instead of directly behind me. She spent most of the drive playing her new LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 on her Nintendo DS. After a while she got bored and started leaning. I thought she had fallen asleep.

About 15 minutes from home, I stretched out and put my arm behind BeAGoodMom’s chair for a bit. Before I could safely return it to the steering wheel where it always is for perfect safety, Geetle grabbed my hand…and just held it. No silly games. No wrestling. No words. Normally, the only time I can get that kind of calm affection from her is when we read in her bed before bed.

My arm started to tingle from poor circulation but I probably would have accidentally driven the new Ford Flex off of a cliff before letting go of that hand.

Wonder if she’ll still do that stuff when she is a nine year-old tomorrow.

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