at the moment, everything around here relates either to twenty one pilots or gilmore girls. it cracks this little tribe of girls up to realize how often that happens. twenty one pilots (don't write that 21- it's apparently ridiculous) has been the top favorite of jo for 2 1/2 years (and one of my favorites too). let's just say we hear it a lot around here. it's sort of like the soundtrack of our lives...in a good way. one of the best things is to hear it being played on a ukulele, keyboard or cello...tentative notes "being tested by a ruthless examiner" and putting smiles on the rest of our faces. see...it just happens like that. :)
and then there's gilmore girls...my favorite tv show of all time. i spent seven years watching that show on my own (girls in bed, mr. tribe at work). i think it informed my parenting in the best of ways. in the past couple years we have checked the seasons out from the library and watched them straight through three times. it's completely different watching it with my girls. they have opinions of their own about dean and jess...christopher and luke. and again, everything relates. the other night, i started to say, "it reminds me of..." and julia said, "i knew you were going to say gilmore girls." love it.
my amazing mother's day cards brought another soul-smile. their words are my treasured gifts, and crazily they both referenced one of our heroes, lola...from charlie and lola. predictable, right? :) somehow lola always knows the best things to say. she knows just the right way to putting things, and it never gets old. so julia wrote that i am the best "in the whole universe and world"...and jo said that i am her "favorite and her best". sorry, i don't mean to boast, but had to give you a taste of lola. :)
a favorite band, a favorite show, a favorite character...just a sampling of the simple pleasures shared with my two favorite girls. so happy that i get to be their mama!