Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Evidence


Why do I tempt her? Why is it even within reach?

My husband, Shawn, collects typewriters. Yep, he does. We have four of them. He's always looking for one that is more ancient than the last one he's purchased. One of the typewriters sits in our living room and is "untouchable." Shawn will occasionally type on it but otherwise it is basically a decoration. Last night my daughter was plucking away at it and we reminded her not to touch. She stopped and we thought it was handled.
After the kids went to bed we noticed a paper next to the typewriter. An old large sticky note with several typed letters. At first I thought, "Was it my son this time?" Um, no it was little Jane. She had typed JHubb in several spots on the paper, basically labeling the evidence that she had touched the typewriter AGAIN. Then I looked up and noticed what was at the top of the paper, "mmoomm I Love you." Kinda made it hard to be upset with her...how do they manage to do that?

12 comments:

bethmooretcrwp said...

So cute! Can't blame the kid! Who can resist a typewriter?!

Joanne said...

Great! This need to write is there - find a typewriter of her own - they are just fun to write on. Leave paper beside it and let her go to!

I love her note to you!

Robin said...

Remember the quote on the new slice of life info page? "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou might just have been thinking of little Jane when she wrote that. :) Love that girl!

Dana Murphy said...

What a lovely keepsake! Cut her some slack, I'd probably play with it if I came over, too.

Leigh Anne said...

How sweet! It really does make it difficult to be upset with her doesn't it? That will be fun story to retell when she gets older!

Loralee Landers Druart said...

Love those moments!

PAMELA HODGES said...

That is the sweetest story ever! I wonder if Santa can fit one down the chimney?

Stacey said...

Caught red-handed, but oh is that cute. She loves you! :)

elsie said...

There is something magical about the click clack of typewriter keys and watching the letter swing up to the roller. Temptation is too great, but what a sweet note.

LInda Baie said...

Aww-& they do manage to do that, Betsy! How sweet is that! I just sold my grandmother's typewriter in my sale-wish I had known! Just couldn't keep everything!

Amanda Villagómez said...

This makes me smile. I am so glad that you included the picture along with your words. It has been a long time since I have used a typewriter. I am glad that your kids get to see them in their everyday life.

Melanie Meehan said...

I'm pretty impressed that they know how to work a typewriter. I just found a typewriter ribbon in an old desk...should I send it along??? Had a good laugh explaining why we would still have it to my daughters.