Snapshots

How old are you Jack? How old are you?

Jack cocks his head to one side looking at me intently. Slowly he holds one finger out to me and a huge grin spreads across his little face.

That’s right!!!! You are ONE! Good Job!

***

I turn around to get a glass of water, answer the phone or check on dinner and he’s speed crawling out of the kitchen and down the hall.

AAEEIII! Mamamamama….Daddaddadad….

He turns around halfway down the hall to make sure I’m running after him. He wants me to catch him. I always do.

***

Toy debris covers the TV room; books and blocks, toy walkers and stuffed animals lay tossed aside as he stands banging on the slider door desperately trying to get the dog’s attention.

Da! Da! (pointing)

Yes Jack, that’s the dog. Can you say dog?

Da!

***

 Tupperware containers and lids are strewn across the kitchen and every cupboard door is open. Everywhere I step, I land on a lid or a spoon. It seems like every 5 minutes I’m sternly saying ‘NO!’ as Jack attempts to dig through drawers, the garbage can or cleaning supplies.

Ehh? Ehh?

He holds out his latest treasure. A baby spoon. In a moment he turns around, and crawls away. I watch him stuff it under the couch. Rem is watching and goes to investigate. They lay there for a moment together, comrades.

***

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Snapshots”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Top Posts & Pages

October 2009
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Categories

Archives

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 484 other followers


%d bloggers like this: