Some days are better than others, even though you can’t put your finger on why that might be.
At work today, you and Daddy Skyped me from home. We hadn’t Skyped in awhile and when you saw me on the screen, you got all excited and screamed, “Moooommmmaaa!!!” Then we spent the next few minutes giggling and pretending to give kisses to each other on the computer.
Tonight, you guys picked me up from the train and brought me home. Then, you and I took a long walk outside around the neighborhood while daddy stayed home and made us dinner.
We strolled slowly, holding hands tightly the entire way. We stopped to chat with neighbors and pick some flowers. I sang you the “Alphabet Song” while you mumbled incoherently to the melody. I sang you “Old McDonald” while you answered correctly every time I asked you what a specific animal says.
Me: "What does a cow say?"
Me: "What does a dog say?"
You: "wwwooooof, woof, wuff"
We sat on the stoop of a neighbor’s house and watched cars drive by. Every time one would pass, you would look at me with a surprised look on your face and say, “Whoooaaah!”
I asked you if you wanted to go see daddy. You nodded your head yes and we were on our way home.
We came home and you ate dinner. When daddy sneezed, you said “Bless you.” When did you learn how to say that? After dinner, you danced with daddy around the dining room and later, I read you The Ear Book-three times. It’s one of your favorites.
We skipped the bath tonight because we were just having so much fun together. Also, for once you weren’t completely filthy-a miracle, I know. Sometimes, it ok to skip tubby time for a few extra minutes of play time.
The night was really no different than most other evenings in our house: I get home from work, we hang out, you eat, we play, you go to bed. But something about this night…the normalcy of it, the simplicity of it, everything about it, just made me extremely happy for some reason.
I love you kiddo. And from what you told me over and over again tonight, you love me too. So happy you finally learned how to say that. :)