Me: "Who has the best seat in the house, me or daddy?"

Adam: "Well, Daddy's is nice, but yours is best. Your's is squishier."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Fruits of my Labors

I've noticed that as my kiddos get older, they don't need me to be a hands-on mama so much any more.  We've evolved from the bum-and-nose-wiping, lap-napping and owie-kissing kind of relationship, to the homework-helping, high-five-ing, peck-before-bed-ing type.  As I often lament here in posts, their childhoods are going by at warp-speed, and I can't seem to find the cosmic brakes.

I decided recently to look for ways to make more loving contact with my larger rugrats, beginning with my eldest.  Yesterday when he got back from school I tried hard to let him see the joy on my face as I welcomed him home.  I helped him with his math, something I should have been given a medal for, and told him my favorite jokes from middleschool.  Later, as we stood chatting, I wrapped my arms around him and gave him a long, bury-his-face-in-my-squishy-chest hug. 

And what were the fruits of my labors?
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He surfaced for air and said:

"Um, no offense mom,"

 (uh-oh, here it comes, think I),

"but you smell like baby puke."
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2 comments:

julean said...

He'll remember it all... not just the smell of puke.

Good job, mom.

Rebekah said...

Again nice peace, put a smile on my face. It goes so fast.