kate5kiwis: sardines


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


i remember when our babygirl was teeny, i acquired this idiotic notion that parents' beds were just for parents. no kiddos allowed. thankfully she didn't listen. when charlie was growing in my tummy and space was at a premium with pillows holding up my achyness and daddy squeezed over in one corner of the parental bed, we'd wake up in the mornings with Miss Two starfished between us and both of us would give the hairy eyeball to each other and and have no idea how she climbed in there.
last night, in the middle of the night, i awoke to a flash of lightning immediately followed by the loudest thunder i've evah heard. there were electrics RIGHT ON TOP OF OUR HOUSE!!! followed by an immediate pitter patter of sixteen year old feet racing into our bedroom and bundling into bed. hello, starfish.


Blogger Hay said...

Awwwwww, sweetness!

I'm off to bed, out little starfish was visiting last night ;)

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Oh, that's so adorable! We had a crazy night here too - Sophie was a total insomniac, but still happy with it. She must have missed at least four hour's sleep (as did we), but she trooped through today, without a nap, and snuffled off to bed a little earlier than usual.

Hope your (not so) little starfish has a more peaceful night's sleep tonight - you reminded me of the scene out of 'Sound of Music' with the thunderstorm... x

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw, bless. :) It IS an idiotic notion that parents' beds are just for parents, no?

10:12 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Kids are for life... not just for childhood...! ;-)

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

lol - that's beau-ti-ful!!!

9:20 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

love love love


10:49 AM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Do you know I slept through the big storm here the other night? Everyone was talking about it the next morning. Now I know why: No kiddos jumped into bed with me during the storm!

10:34 PM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

My goodness. Kate - they grow up but they are still ours. Snuggling is the best. - now we have a little furry thing too that shares our bed - and it's not Drew * smile* xxx

4:45 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Oh perfect. We saw the storm on the news, thankfully we were spared. Some of us don't do thunder too well either... No-one sneaks in with us duing the night anymore although weekends are a different story. Love the snuggly story.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


{especially the starfish nickname}

5:44 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Oh, starfish snuggling in bed with Mama and Papa. Perfect at any age, and especially on stormy nights. What a great night and a great memories :)

2:28 PM  

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