Friday, January 24, 2014

I Just Want to Bottle Him Up

SILAS: Take my socks off! Now cover me up. My feet are turning into ice.

ME: They are?

SILAS: Sometimes their do...sometimes their don't. Now I want to 'nuggle to you and seep.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sweet Dreams

Tonight after I laid down with Silas until he fell asleep -- reading a godawful Go Diego Go book, talking about how my "missows" no longer have milk, repeatedly "making the covers bigger" or watching him kick them off, singing "Happy Birthday to Silas" for no apparent reason -- I went in to Henry's room to do our nightly ritual of my reading aloud to him (Percy Jackson of late), watching some Brainpop movies and snuggling for a few minutes.

But instead of finding Henry reading or drawing or looking at Lego catalogs, I found this.

Henry drove me a little crazy today. I'm fighting off some relentless virus and he just would.not.stop.talking.LOUDLY.

But look at my boy. He is just so beautiful and peaceful.

Until he wakes up and realizes that he missed our evening routine...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Calvin and Hobbes

One of Henry's Christmas gifts was the Calvin and Hobbes compilation "Scientific Progress Goes Boink."

I adored reading this comic strip in the newspaper when I was a kid and I thought Henry might now be old enough to appreciate it.

Henry reminds me a bit of Calvin -- he also has a stuffed tiger (named Tiger, but spelled Tigier) and creates things like time machines out of scraps of cardboard.

Tonight he finally picked up the book -- and ended up begging for more time before bed so he could keep reading.


Friday, December 27, 2013

Pillow Talk

Tonight as he was falling asleep Silas threw an arm over me and said, "You're a good friend, Mom."


Monday, December 9, 2013

When I Get Scared

Tonight as I turned off Silas' bedroom light and laid next to him he said, "When I get scared I close my eyes, and think."

"What do you think about?"

He touched his hand to my chest and said, "I think about you."

Sunday, December 1, 2013

My Heart, It Melts

Last night as I was lying down with Silas I said, "I love you so much, Silas." He put his arm on mine and said, "My wuz you so much too, Mom."

Saturday, November 23, 2013