Monday, October 29, 2007

Family Time

So you may all be wondering, "What is she doing instead of writing screeds for our reading pleasure?"

And the answer is, I'm spending time with my husband and our beautiful son. I'm not necessarily doing anything. And after a day of doing at work, it feels good to come home and just let things be the way they are.

I miss much of Vinny's development by working. I was asleep the first time he crawled (because I had to wake up early the next morning to go to work). Chances are good that I will miss his first steps, too. But even though I may not get to experience these firsts, I can still spend plenty of quality time just enjoying him.

Life is so interesting through the eyes of a baby. Normal things, like buttons on a shirt, are so novel, so fascinating, so thrilling! Milk is so delicious and so thirst-quenching that the mere sight of a sippy cup causes him to jump for joy. When was the last time you enjoyed your food that much?

I know that I, for one, have lost a lot of that sense of wonder, that excitement about things that seem so trivial and pedestrian to the rest of us. I admire his ability to derive such pleasure from the very simplest of things, like squeezing his hand into the sign for milk while he drinks his morning milk, or squealing with delight at the sight of his own reflection in the mirror. How much would it take for you to be so happy?

A lot more than that, for me.


Ginger said...

A child of my own to show me the simple things in life would do my heart good ;)

Flicka Mawa said...

Watching the wonder babies and children have is definitely one of my favorite part of spending time with the wee ones!

I know it stinks to miss the first crawl, first steps, etc., but one thing I've realized while watching someone else's kid on a regular basis is that even a stay-at-home mom might miss these things - because everyone needs some break time and you just never know when these things are going to happen! It's still extremely precious when you watch them do it and it's the first time you witness it, and you can still watch in awe and wonder as they repeat it and get better and better at it. :-)

I'm glad you're spending your time with Vinny and your husband. I make lots and lots of time for my Husband, too.