I have been hanging with Little Man a lot lately. We’ve been chillin’, drinking bottles of milk, throwing snack foods on the ground, giving the kitties kisses, watching Mickey Mouse, practicing our walking skills and pooping our pants…wait…that one is just him.
He is a blessing, a joy, a wonder of new accomplishments and experiences. He tests the limits of what he is made of about 64 times a day because that’s what being a child is all about. Reaching, learning, climbing on the table when no one’s looking just to see if you can.
I wish I could be more like him. He’s taught me so much already in his short little year-and-some-months life and the time I get to spend with him one-on-one opens my eyes to things I didn’t know about life before I met him.
Like a tiny kid in tiny Carharts might be on the top of the list titled “Cutest things in the world”
This is also on that list:
And, well, he stands alone pretty well on that list too.
I have also learned that cute can get into your cupboards, pull the lab’s tail, wake up at 3:30 am, throw his vegetables on the floor, then his fruit, then his sippy cup, laugh hysterically about it…and then get you to laugh hysterically about it too…while you happily clean up the mess.
Because cute is cute, even when he’s the reason you went to work with mashed peas stuck to your butt.
In addition, in my previous life I did not pay adequate attention to The Disney Channel. And to that I would like to formally apologize to Walt Disney himself. And then I would like to thank him. Because Walt, The Disney Channel is a little gift from heaven. Because that’s where Mickey Mouse lives. And Little Man loves Mickey Mouse just enough for me to be able to have a moment to tame my hair and brush my teeth.
Macaroni and cheese is also a gift, especially when the vegetables, fruit and sippy cups fail.
So is the song “You are my Sunshine.” Works every time.
And you know what else I’ve learned during the time I’ve been spending with this little bundle of smiles and snorts and boogers?
Well, I’ll tell ya, days spent like this:
They are my favorite days.
Poop, peas, Mickey and tail pulling included.
Who woulda thought?