Just before putting Sean in his crib, we usually spend some time just hanging out on our bed. Sean likes to crawl to the end and have me pull him back up. He'll also just sort of bounce about and flap his arms and giggle waiting for me to tickle him. Tonight was no different. He crawled, I pulled back; he bounced, I tickled. Then as he was sitting beside me he decided to use my hair to pull up. I immediately said, "Be Gentle!" in a rather firm voice. In my head I was thinking, yeah, like he understands what 'be gentle' means. But I had no sooner said it then his hand went down to his side and he looked me square in the eyes. So, I said "Thank-you." Sean was mesmerized. So I repeated it again and again and again. He just couldn't seem to get enough of it. And then it happened..my heart melted as he gently laid his sweet smelling head on my shoulder and wrapped one chubby arm about my neck. My little gotta go, gotta go baby was, for if only a moment, my little snuggly bear.
Picture perfect in his mother's eyes.
All set for hockey season to start!!
"I love to PARTY!!"