3 October 2012

A day full of gheegle

I recently became acquainted with the word 'gheegle' which is a Filipino word which means "The irresistible urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute".  It's a brilliant word and its a pity that English doesn't offer up something equally as descriptive. But that's the funny thing about English.

Anyway, I digress.


Today the sun was shining with a fervour that spoke more of summer than spring and my girls and I encountered nothing but lovely people everywhere we went.  And every other moment one or other of my girls would do something, or give me a look, or a laugh that made me want to gheegle gheegle gheegle.


Sometimes my love for my daughters is such a physical thing I want to shout it from the rooftops, hug them, kiss them, squeeze them and capture every moment on camera because I have a terrible memory and I would hate to forget a moment of their awesomeness.


My heart lurches.  My breathing becomes more rapid. Like with rage I just want to stand and yell. But I want to yell 'Look world, look at my beautiful daughters'.  And while others will see gappy toothed, smiling, mucus monsters I just see two bundles of wonderful.


Now one is slumbering and the other is protesting sleep with the passion that only the very young can and I am content with my world and the little unit of love that is my family.


Gheegle. Gheegle. Gheegle.