... but needed a little help from Bethany.
The house guest I referred to was our wonderful English friend, Naomi. To say that my children adore her is an understatement.Faith, Cannon, and George have behaved like no one has ever paid attention to them in their entire lives. "Naomi, watch me!" "Naomi, did you know...?" "Listen to me sing a song, Naomi!" "Did you see my trick, Naomi?" "Naomi, can I sit with you?"
She is saintly patient with them and they can't get enough of her. In the past couple of years she has stayed with us for several weeks. This summer we only get her for a couple of days, and maybe a few more a couple of weeks from now. So, the kids were desperate for their time with Naomi.
And I love it when she's here because I get to start speaking in an English accent in my head. I try to not say things out loud, for fear it might be disrespectful to her, but I do think in an English accent. And it sounds lovely to myself.