Monday, May 11, 2009

a mother's day


We took the boy and the dog to the beach yesterday. I took my sketch pad along and doodled a little and played the game we always do when we go to Dog Beach. Name the breed.

After a while I wondered over to where Thom was playing. We laid on our stomachs and kicked our feet. The sun warmed our shoulders. We sifted through the sand in search of tiny treasures. Our heads bumped every once and a while. Thom's freckles looked exceptionally cute. I asked him to tell me a secret. He had to think for a bit before he said, "Zack's* breath still stinks."

A few months prior, the topic of Zack's breath had come up and I told Thom that it is important for him not to say anything about it because it could hurt Zack's feelings. Evidently, Thom took this to heart and stinky breath has become one of his deepest secrets.

I told Thom that I had a secret too. My secret is that I am a little sad that it won't just be me and my boy anymore. Our one on one time is over. That makes me a little sad.

My child looked me strait in the eye and said, "Okay Mom, don't be sad because from now on, I am going to wake you up early in the morning instead of Dad so we can be alone at breakfast time."


Fabulous.

* Names have been changed to protect the stinky.

8 comments:

Heather said...

I love this! What a beautiful day you day and what a wonderful Mom you are!!

Heather said...

What a beautiful day you had... I need to proof-read...

Jill said...

I remember feeling the same way when Josh was born. It's normal and natural to feel sad. But it's going to be great! Keep in touch and know that I love you and am reaching across the miles to hug you!

FitToSeeJane said...

Awww, what a sweet day.

simplesong said...

Oh so sweet. And such a lovely photo.

Laura said...
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Laura said...

Ha! I love it! Am I the only one who thinks it's funny he thinks it's a good thing to be woken up early? Maybe I'm just feeling sleep deprived today....

Laura said...

I always say that the hardest part of having two children, is the GUILT you feel for no longer just being the mom to that one.

Clearly, four children later, we have all survived.
And so will you.

But yes. It is sad.