Road Trip, March 2008

Ever read a book that was so good you didn’t want to put it down? Sometimes, when I’m in the middle of a really good book, and sometimes even with a mediocre book, beds go unmade and meals go unprepared. I may have needed to sprinkle goldfish crackers on the floor once, to entertain my toddler so I could read just one more chapter… (They were whole wheat crackers, and the floor was clean. And I only did it once. It was a good book.) Sometimes books are just unputdownable. Sometimes kids are like that, too. They keep you from taking care of chores, because you let them. They distract you, allow you to escape to other worlds. Celia is better than the best good book. And sometimes when I'm holding her, I realize she has revealed many secrets and imparted much wisdom, even though it seems she's wordless, unopenable. Unopenable, maybe. Unputdownable, for sure.



Adam and Vicky said...

She's an unputdownable treasure we love and adore! Thank you for sharing this precious picture.

Grandma Jan said...

unputdownable. What a wonderful, correct way to speak of Celia! Sometimes it feels like she is filling us up and holding us up while we are snuggling and resting. Thanks for coining that phrase.

Poppy John said...

Jenni Baby,
When I was 20 years old, I firmly believed that I only needed two things to make my life perfect...a shotglass and a helicopter. However, just observing your relationship with Celia allows me to better understand "true" perfection. YOU are perfect.


Christy said...

Precisely! Couldn't have said it better myself!

The Wendels said...

Love that you shared the goldfish/book story! Bookclub secrets are seeping out :)

rht said...

Here's to good books and goldfish crackers... I absolutely love that picture... and our unputdownable girl.