- The night before last Donny was fussing and crying and fussing and crying when he should have been asleep. Usually I wait for him to just go to sleep but he did'nt show any signs of slowing down. I went up to check on him and he was inconsolable. I asked him what was wrong and after much crying and snuffling he said, "I wrote D-A-D in my bed." "Why? Do you miss Daddy?" Mike was out with a friend from out of town that evening. I tucked Donny back into bed, went downstairs, and the fussing started back up. I was ready to let him work it out until he started saying, "Mama! Hold my hand, please!" So up I went again and the kid was out of his bed standing by the window. "Mama, hold my hand, please! I'm waiting for Daddy." Yep--kid was looking out the window towards Gooski's, waiting for his Dad to come home. At 11:30 at night.
- Last night I was in the office working and could hear from Donny's room next door: Thump, "Almost!" Thump, "Almost!" I went in to check and the kid was laying on his bed with his stuffed animals strewn all around him. His comment is the punchline, "I can only juggle 3 balls at a time!"
Friday, July 29, 2011
I've been keeping a running list of things to add to this blog and while part of me thinks its because Donovan is going thru a "talking phase" right now, I'm starting to think part of it is that I'm going thru a "listening stage." Meaning, underemployed as I currently am, I have the time and attention span to listen to him and talk to him in ways that I havent really done before. Chalk that one up under Big Advantage/Major Blessing