I talk too much.

Really, I do. I can hear the sarcastic chorus of "No, really? You?" Yesterday, however, after trying all day without success to get my boys to stop arguing, I stopped talking. Out of frustration or desperation maybe. I'm not sure. I just stopped talking, and since we were outside, picked up the bucket of sidewalk chalk. Without a word (not talking, remember), I set to work. And without a word of their own, the boys joined me within minutes.

Without talking.

Which means without arguing.

(Insert sigh of relief and wonder)

They did start talking after a bit, but it was "can I use the blue?" and "nice owl."

Half an hour later, we had this.

Our puppy enjoyed the idyllic scene from the cool garage floor.

Life is good.


  1. This is too precious. I can't wait to see you guys this weekend!!!

  2. Great story! My boys are the same so I can relate. Love the last image! great angle!


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