Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Despite some of the frustrations, disappointments, and worries, there is something about being J-man's mom that is absolutely wonderful.  As his mom, I don't... I cannot.... ignore the small moments of wonder, or newness. Of discovery.  Those moments just appear like magic and they have such strange purpose and beauty. 

J-man learned to flush the toilet yesterday.  He tried to put the shampoo bottle down the toilet, but Daddy caught him... with this sly look on his face.

J-man learned to get in and out of the tub yesterday.  He crawled in and out, over and over.  He streaked through the house, his little bum wiggling wiggling wiggling as he was giggling giggling giggling. 

J-man did not want to put his jammie shirt on, so he took it off and (not knowing I was watching) hid it in my drawer.  When I questioned him as to the location of his shirt, he sneaked a look over at the drawer, grinned, and ran away.

And last night, as I sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" while flickering the lights on and off, he raised his hands up and fluttered them like little stars and used his voice to "sing along".  For the first time.

Small moments that might get forgotten (or not even noticed) by others.

But not me.


Cecilia said...

This is beautiful! I love those "small moments" (almost flushing down the shampoo bottle...classic!) and the joys you captured. Especially poignant is the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as I remember that from your class piece. And the ending is perfect. Lovely - so nicely written.

Will's Mom said...

What a wonderful depiction of life with your little man! Its important to concentrate on the good in life and to document it so we don't forget.

kate hopper said...

Oh Pia, thank you for sharing these wonderful moments with us. You just made my day!

Betsey said...

Love these types of posts. They bring tears to my eyes. My son isn't too far behind yours. I to take great delight in the things that many parents take for granted in their typical developing kids.

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Sarah said...

Yay! This brought a big smile to my face.

Crystal said...

Aww, what a sweet post, Pia. Thanks for sharing with us!!

The Empress said...

OK, I'm yours.
You had me at quoting Leonard Cohen.

I'm your newest follower!

Pia said...

Welcome your highness!!! Our little blog is humble but we shall do our best to amuse! Anyone who can appreciate the great Leonard Cohen can hang with us anytime! :)


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