Fern carried the mail in the house ahead of me. When I walked in, I found her like this with the Pottery Barn catalog. Even though she doesn't look much like me and our personalities are opposite, we still get each other.
Despite the things that separate us, there are several more things that bring us together and it makes mothering Fern such a delight. She's recently started to play decorating. While I don't quite obsess over decorating, my children have noticed my piddling about the house-especially for celebrations. The PB catalogs have started coming again, and I have to say that I get a special kind of decorating tingle when I look at them. The houses are always fun, beautiful, and ready to entertain. That draws me in, and on this day, it seemed to do the same thing for Fern. She gets it. I get her. We get it.