Friday, August 13, 2010

White t-shirt bean

Life flying, rushing by, days a blur of rush to buy milk and grade tests and prepare lessons in how to use for, while, during in at least a semi-interesting manner so students don't pass out drool spilling on desks in long afternoon classes in warm classrooms that beg for naps.

Little time for my son, who I have to shoo away in the early evenings while I get work done before dinner. This little experiment in officially teaching again has not gone well. For many reasons, the main one being that I'm not ready to have a job where I have to bring mounds of work home with me. When the kid(s) are in school, maybe, we'll see.

In the midst of all this rush, rush, rush, Abe has his bath and puts on a plain white t-shirt belonging to his dad. He comes running out of the bathroom, all squeaky clean, arms outstretched and shouting, "Mom! Look at! Look at!" so proud to be wearing Daddy's shirt to bed. He says he looks like a Lost Boy from Peter Pan. With his long purple hair extension that he got at a street fair last weekend, he especially does.

Before I go to bed, I peek in at him, like I do every night. He's laying on his side like a little bean, white t-shirt nightgown, purple streak of hair down his face, thumb still inserted in mouth (a habit we haven't been able to break yet). And yep, of course, just like always, my heart burst open, like always, like always, like always.


coffeemom said...

Yours is one of my favorite hearts...

Julie said...

Love that little bean.

Rebecca said...

I love these moments of motherhood. Which do seem to happen often.

Abe sounds adorable - as always.

Us4 Cats said...


....i have a question , i see you have a fair amount of followers on your blog here. i started our adopt blog months ago, and well, still only have 2 followers. how do you get others to follow your blog via blogger follow? im not sure how to bring in traffic. we are in the pre-adopt stage, sending in our paperwork in two weeks :) for ETH.


by the way, we do follow you guys on our blog roll : ) !!!

Claudia said...

ah, the heart-explodey moments. Such a wonderful payoff for all the moments in the day when it feels like your heart contracts into a little overwhelmed ball.

Lovely post.

Us4 Cats said...

hey- yes i am psoting here yet again:) as to my follow up on my aboe post- we have 4 followers now!!! yay!

pop on over & visit our bloggy sometime. we send in our preliminary paperwork this week to begin our adoption. so i am updating our bloggy more often :)