Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shhh...Don't Tell

Son #1 will wake up in the middle of the night and meander out to the couch in the living room to sleep.  It is a funny little habit.

One morning, Son #1 came into the bathroom where I was putting on makeup and said.  "Mama, I slept on the couch last night."

I feigned surprise and replied.  "Oh really."  I had woken up before him and discovered him sleeping peacefully on the couch with my green blanket.

Son #1 continued.  "Yeah.  I had a bad dream so I came out to the couch so I could go to sleep again."

I sympathetically stated.  "Oh no!  I'm sorry you had a bad dream.  What did you dream about?"

Son #1 informed me that he had dreamt about Bowser from Mario Brothers and that it had been very scary.  Then he whispered conspiratorially.  "Don't tell Dad I slept on the couch."

I giggled and replied.  "I won't."

Little did Son #1 realize, his dad had been up most of the night working on the computer and had most likely discovered him on the couch long before I had.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bath Discoveries

Son #2 was taking a much needed bath after devouring his spaghetti lunch with a gusto.  He explored the yellow duckies, soap bars, and wash cloths happily in an inch of warm bubbly water.  Periodically, he would splash with his hands and goo.  I was enchanted by this little scene and kicked back on the toilet lid to watch my baby play.

Play is exactly what he did.  He crawled fiercely from one side of the tub to the other.  Then he stood to peek over the edge.  When he was satisfied that nothing interesting lay outside of the tub, he got down on his hands and knees to explore a cup.  He almost drank out of it but fortunately I stopped him in time.  (Eww!)

Son #2 sat bewildered for a second after the cup disappearred.  Then, he spied the faucet.  He stood and scooted toward the silvery fixture.  He had never seen anything quite so intriguing.  This silvery thing had a baby inside of it!  Son #2 patted the faucet and baby face.  He gooed and babbled but the baby face only imitated his expressions.  He was confused but decided to continue on with the conversation.  Mid conversation with the baby face on the faucet, Son #2 peed into the tub while standing.  He looked down surprised and exclaimed.  "Agoo!"

Bath discoveries can be so entertaining.

Son #2's First Steps (in a Yoda Voice)

"Careful I must be when walking first steps.  Impatient parents are, but grave danger will there be if I hurry."

(The baby has paused while holding onto his Dada's hands.  He gazes longingly towards Mama but does not release the hands of his Dada just yet.)

"Try.  Try.  Try not."

(The baby's feet shuffle with eagerness but his face reveals his hesitation.)

"Once I start down the path of walking, forever it will dominate my destiny, consume me it will."

(The baby slowly releases his Dada's right hand.  His Dada helps him take a few more uncertain steps with only the left hand as support.)

"Little I am, but size not matters.  May my Dada be with me."

(The little one bravely releases his Dada's left hand and stands independently.  His legs in motion, he toddles forward to his Mama.  Quickly, he grasps her hands.)

"Strong I am.  Brave I am.  Always in motion in the future."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Coveted Guitar

Son #2 is now pulling himself up onto furniture and walls and scooting across each room.  He feels so independent and big.  As he travels from room to room utilizing his scooting and crawling skills, he thinks to himself.  "Now, I can go everywhere!!!!"  Periodically, we can hear him laugh, squeal, and goo.

Tonight, I can see his thoughts as they crossed his precious, little face. 

Son #2 spies his dad's open door to the office and the guitar gleaming in the corner.  "Aha!  If only I can crawl quickly.  Then I will play the coveted guitar before Dada catches me!"

Fiercely, he crawls down the hallway and into the office.  He sneaks to the guitar while his Dad works on the computer unaware that his son is standing and patting the strings.  Then his dad turns around and says.  "Son...What are you doing???"

Son #2 grins a sweet grin and thinks.  "I was playing the guitar until you caught me!!!!"