Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's the Little Things

This morning my newly 4-year-old little boy extended a very special invitation to me.

 "Mommy, can you watch George with me?"

Curious George is his absolute favorite thing to watch in the world. That 30 minutes of Curious George is also when this mama knows she can get the morning routine finished without any little buddy interruptions.

 But this time I stopped to think...pretty soon he will grow out of wanting to snuggle with his mama on the couch. He will also grow out of the unbridled joy he gets watching a curious monkey, not unlike himself, finding all kinds of adventures.

"Sure buddy," I said.

 I put down the lunch supplies, grabbed his fluffy zebra blanket, and there we sat all cozy and tuned into George together.

 If it's the little things that mean a lot, than this morning's mommy/boy time ranks at the top. And these sweet times will only last a little while longer. Today, I chose to cherish this gift of time and opportunity with my baby boy.


Cindy said...

Good for you! That warmed my heart. I think I broke Will's heart this afternoon when I had (chose) to stop playing the Lego game with him that he'd created in order to get Julia up from her nap in time to take them all to Bounce USA as promised. Sigh. Juggling act. Always!

Lynette said...

Sounds like such a cozy time - so worth it to put the other daily stuff on hold to snuggle with your little guy.