May 10, 2006

Quite a lot on my plate of late

Hence the silence. No shortage of things to say, mind you, just a huge shortage of time to do write them all up. So, let me memorialize one very sweet moment before I forget about it entirely.

Monday night, I was sitting at the kitchen table, waiting for dinner to finish cooking. The Boy Child came over to me and, without a word, climbed up onto my lap. He sat himself down on my right leg and leaned across my body to snuggle his blond little head into my left chest and collar bone. Into his mouth went his thumb and my head came down against his back and neck and I closed my eyes. And we sat there. Just the two of us for what seemed like a really long time. If any of you have direct experience with three year old boys, you know that getting them to sit still for anything is worthy of comment in and of itself but to be gifted with a cuddle was lovely beyond compare.

And then it got better.

His sister came over and they exchanged the following words:

Girl Child: Why are you two sitting there and cuddling?

Boy Child: [Removes thumb from mouth with audible pop] Because Pappa loves me.


Which does not mean under the lime, you know. Because if it did, we'd also probably have to have a word like sublemon and we don't, ok?

Posted by Random Penseur at May 10, 2006 10:34 AM | TrackBack

Very sweet!

Posted by: Wicked H at May 10, 2006 12:54 PM

Ha! What about all those "sublemonal" messages Madison Avenue is always sneaking into its advertising?

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at May 10, 2006 04:37 PM

Oh thats beautiful.

Your children make me want to have children!

Posted by: zya at May 10, 2006 08:28 PM

such blissful loving silent connectedness is rare. its wonderful that you were able to write about it and record it for you to share w/them later.

Posted by: michele at May 11, 2006 10:57 PM

those moments are indeed sublime. thanks for putting a smile on my face.

Posted by: femme_d'espoir at May 12, 2006 01:02 AM

Sublemon. I'ma use that from now on.

I just love it when you're whimsical. ;)

Posted by: Margi at May 13, 2006 01:57 AM
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