Photograph by Victoria
Those who have been reading for a while know that life with my formerly-nearly-perfect Victoria has been an interesting adventure since she turned twelve in May. While she’s still pretty darn close to perfect, my goodness can her moods twist and turn. And I am frequently evil incarnate, or at least fairly horrifying, embarrassing or unjust.
Which is why I nearly broke something smiling when she uttered this line in the van today as we left for a party:
“I like our family best of any family I know.
There may be chaos but we don’t have to be quiet or good.”
LOL! I’ll take it!
(Though I personally think all four kids are very good. My definition of good is embodying qualities like kindness, empathy and honesty, which the 3 big kids have and Alex is mastering in his crazy three-year-old way. Quiet? No, I could never claim that with a straight face.) 🙂