I’ve been working on a post that is just not working, so for now I’ve abandoned it altogether.
It’s been a week. The following was a high point. Enjoy!
I’m in the kitchen making dinner when Wallace, the five-year-old appears with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.
Wallace: “Mom, could you cut out a heart.”
I do as I’m told and hand it to him. He disappears. A few minutes later he returns with the heart and a red crayon.
Wallace: “Can you write, ‘I love Vivi’?” (that’s me, though I’m usually “Mom” to him)
Once again, I follow his directions and return the crayon and heart. He’s focused so I resist the urge to grab him and soak up his preciousness.
A few minutes later I see him at the dining room table and he’s trying to cram the heart into a much-too-small envelope. He sees me and quickly puts the heart behind his back.
Wallace: “No peeking!!”
I convince him that I didn’t see a thing and go back to making dinner.
Seconds later he appears in the kitchen with his hands behind his back.
Wallace: “Here, Mommy. I brought you a surprise!!”
Naturally when he presents the heart (he abandoned the envelope) I enlist my award-winning acting skills and act completely astounded and delighted as if I never knew this was coming. I’m great at this stuff. I went on and on about how thoughtful he was and how much I loved it.
Wallace: “Whew….I sure am glad you like it. I’ve been working on it ALL afternoon!”
When they’re grown and gone I won’t remember all the things they peed on. These are the moments I’ll remember, and I’ll miss them so very much.
Happy Weekend, friends!
4 thoughts on “A Little Love from Wallace (and me)”
Beautiful!! These are indeed the moments you will remember, but write them down. (Like you did here.) Details fade.
Thanks! So true. I’m starting to realize how much I’ve already forgotten — writing more of these stories down is definitely something I’m trying to do more.
Wahhhh! Don’t you dare throw that heart away. Precious!
I know, right!? It’s tacked up by my desk.
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