Posts Tagged ‘parenting’
Both of my children have given me moments like this. Nothing else matters. Everything is calm. All my troubles are suddenly insignificant. Everything in that moment is perfect.
Usually when the baby smiles I will automatically smile back. That causes me to open my mouth slightly. This is not a good time to have your mouth open. Not at all.
Now that I have two children I sort of chuckle thinking about my life before. What did I even do with my life back then? The best I can figure is I used to watch lots of TV and I slept in on the weekends. It’s all a blur really. So many of those shows I will never remember seeing even though they seemed important at the time.
I remember really liking brand new Silly Putty. I loved stretching out newspaper comics, bouncing it as a ball and wrapping it around my hand. It was even cool to put it on something like the top of a bottle and come back in an hour and see how it had slowly oozed down the sides. Then the next day I would crack open the egg to play with it again and find a horrible grey blob filled with dirt, fuzz and dog hair. No thanks.