|See? He's even cute when he's blurry.|
The random strings of words are now become full-on sentences — this has really ramped up in the last week.
For example: we were at the grocery store, where they hand out lollipops to kids (and shameless adults). While seated in the shopping cart the boy looked at Mrs. Blackwell and I and asked of his candy, "What flavor is this?"
A day later he said: "I'm going to get in the car and listen to 'Uptown Girl." (We're into Billy Joel lately.)
Not a day later he held a leaflet in his hand and proclaimed: "I'm going to read this paper."
His burgeoning oration is great but, being the glass-is-half-empty guy that I am, it's also a sign of how fast all this is passing by.
Ahemm, but, I digress. I began this post by saying I'd be sweet, syrupy and positive and so I shall stay.
I can't do it every time he asks (sometimes ya just get tired dammit!) But, sometimes even when I'm tired, we go, and it's always worth it.
Once downstairs, we rarely play with the trains. Instead, we frequently opt for some good old fashioned rough housing.
Among the traditions we've forged is "flying," in which I prop him in the air with my feet on his chest. While he's balancing above me, he wields his cuteness again by inexplicably adopting a serious, adult-like facade.
He does this with raised eyebrows and a lower than normal voice and asking "Uhh, whass, whasss, whass going on?"
|Less cute when he sleeps. He's actually a violent sleeper.|
There's snoring, kicking and pillow tossing.
I'm not sure who — if anyone — he's imitating, but it's incredibly cute.
Sometimes it's enough to make a person collapse from hyperglycemia . But these are the things that fill up your life when you've got a kid.
I'm not sure what I did before the boy came along, probably watched more TV and movies and read more books.
In giving it deeper thought, I know Mrs. Blackwell and I went out more together — drinks, dinners, parties, those kinds of things. And, I'm pretty sure we both went to the gym more regularly and socialized with friends more frequently too.
Actually, we had quite a bit of fun.
Considering it through that lens, kids better thank God they're cute.