Thursday, May 29, 2008

Balance

Wyatt woke up at 2:15 this morning with indiscernable issues, remedied by being held by his mommy. So my displeasure with being awake for 45 minutes was tempered by his sweetness of spirit that came shining through in the wee hours. After letting him fall asleep on my shoulder, I transferred him back to his crib only to have him start desperately calling for me again, which meant I spent the next 30 minutes trying to soothe him by rubbing his chest. It totally worked until I moved my hand and then he would grasp for it again, pushing it hard against his little sternum. And his little fingers intertwined with mine as he drifted back to sleep. And I felt indescribably needed and loved.



Our trip to Trader Joe's this morning was quite the opposite, with him wanting my hand nowhere near him or his balloon, thankyouverymuch, and announcing it in his loudest voice for all to hear. His bad attitude continued through all the aisles, into the parking lot and for the trip home where he got really extra mad when he let go of his balloon in the kitchen and I - STUPID MOMMY - encouraged him to reach up and get it himself since the string was long enough. What was I thinking?

But then I let him play outside with his new sand table while I fixed his lunch and his mood turned back again. He was, in fact, so happy that I was able to capture a little something for you:

video

I think I then made his day by taking him to the pool after his nap. He literally started cheering when we walked in. I guess maybe those HOA dues might be worth it after all! And he made my day by gracing me with unsolicited super-squeezy hugs and kisses on the cheek. I love my little boy along with all his ups, downs and in-betweens.

9 comments:

The Blake Family said...

Wyatt, Jackson says "hello" and "more Wyatt." I think that he liked your video! Way to go on the frog sounds! Jackson likes making all sorts of animal sounds too. Maybe someday, you will get to play together again. Be very nice to your mommy. She is a fabulous mommy!!

The Blake Family said...

ok...we're back. After several, "Wyatt 'gin" we have now watched it several times. Apparently, Jackson misses Wyatt.

aderost said...

Wow, that made my morning! I'm very impressed with the frog sounds! I can't believe you are almost 2, Mr. Wyatt! Give your mommy an extra hug from me!

PS - I'm jealous you have Trader Joe's!

Mom said...

Thanks for the video of our sweet little boy. I've watched it--oh, maybe a dozen times this morning.

Steph said...

Funny, Ty is sitting here with me and he wants to watch Wyatt "again" and "again" and "one more time" as well! What an entertainer you have, Steph!

By the way, I can't believe he's almost two. Just not possible.

Susan said...

I feel like I just a conversation with my nephew! Too cute.

Jody & Joey said...

In the middle of all the fits at Trader Joe's did you put a case of 2 buck chuck in your cart?

Laurie said...

That sweet video made my day! I miss you all so much. Give Wyatt a big hug from LaLa. :)

Leslie said...

I'm totally digging the frog noises! If only we could get our little guys together again :) Glad to see you're doing well!