Sparkle.

Last night Rosie and I left daddy and Edie at home, bundled up and headed to town to meet my little sister and her friends for a birthday painting party.

And because she’s not me, this sort of painting party didn’t involve inviting friends over to re-do a room or paint an accent wall. This one involved food, wine and a professional guiding us through the stages of painting some sort of masterpiece on our own canvas.

It was fancy. So I got Rosie all dressed up for the occasion. And by dressed up, I mean out of her jammies and into a cute little onsie, pants, shoes and a bow to top it off, because we were going to be seen out in public.

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For the record, I put some pants on too. Skipped the bow and onsie, but took a shower even. And we were off.

I figured my little angel would probably sleep through most of it. She’s been so easy so far so why should it change? And that was the case right up until about ten minutes in, I  got the first layer of paint on the canvas (first step completed) was about to get up and get another helping of chip dip, picked up the baby to go along and realized that in true Scofield-baby fashion, she had waited until we were at a party to shit her pants.

And by shit I mean, poopsplosion, of course, right out of her diaper, through her new onsie, through her pants, onto the cute little apron they let me wear and out into the word…

Needless to say, I finished my canvas painting after we got home from town this afternoon.

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Yeah, photographic evidence that a true artist is raising a true artist right there…

But as we were driving there this morning, my dear oldest daughter reminded me why despite all the poop, I love this whole parenting thing…

We got up and bundled to hit the road for the doctor’s office for a follow up on Edie’s ears in -24 degree temperatures. The sun was shining on the snow covered ground and Edie, watching it roll by from her seat in the back declared: “Look at the snow! There’s sparkles in it!”

And for the rest of the 40 minute drive she watched in awe.

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So I decided to take a page from her book and take time out of it all to notice the sparkle in this day. I hope you can too, despite the deep freeze, the inevitable poopsplosions and ear infections that seem to be hanging on.

And look at that! We’ve warmed right up to zero.

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Happy Friday everyone. May your weekend be as ‘precious’ as Edie declared her hair to be this afternoon.

Peace, love and kitties…

Seriously, does anyone want a kitty?

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5 thoughts on “Sparkle.

  1. Hello- just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and following your family! I was a fan from your column in the GF Herald and that made my husband and I curious about your music. We listened to a lot of your songs on YouTube and really appreciate your talent! So consider us big fans in the eastern part of ND. Best wishes to you and your beautiful family in 2018!

  2. Have been loving your blogs and music so much…oh yes, and those beautiful family pictures. Praying for back to good health to your father. Happy New Year to you and your family from a fan in Washington state

  3. WOW. Just WOW again. Your blog is lovely and so welcome….a poopsplosion!!!! I’ve been there and done that but never while painting! And SPARKLES. Thank you for sharing your life and your amazing writing talent. And your family. Wow too, can’t believe you can write when it’s -40-whatever, and ‘zero’ is ‘up!’ Oh, and, of course I’d take a kitten if i could and I can say that because I’m in oregon so I, well, can’t{;-)

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