Welcome to the Parenthood

Posted on | September 29, 2010 | No Comments

There is something to be said for parenthood.

Well, there are a lot of things to be said about parenthood, but in particular, at two o’clock on Tuesday morning, I was up with J. He must have had a bad dream or something, who knows. All I know is he wanted to snuggle and I had this flash forward to the future when I’d be old and sad because there were no babies to snuggle. (Think I’ll Love You Forever only with MORE tears.) So I tucked him tight against me and took him back to Husband and my bedroom to sleep.

I climbed into bed, tucking this little bundle of ridiculous cuteness in between Husband and I, and for just a few moments, everything was absolutely perfect. Husband was almost asleep on one side of the bed, an arm thrown over his head and one tucked just beside J. AJ was curled up at the foot of the bed. J was snuggled in between Husband’s arm and me with his eyes closed, and then he sighed.

Not a big, production sigh. Just a little “Yes, this is where I wanted to be” sort of contented sigh. Husband opened his eyes and for just a moment our eyes met… and we smiled. We smiled the kind of smile that I see in movies. The kind of smile that says “look what we did and isn’t he wonderful.” The smile that says “I love you so much.”

It was perfect.

I closed my eyes, ready to finally get back to sleep. And then parenthood did what it always does… it changed courses.

With one big gesture, J flipped over onto his side. His legs slammed into me,  just under my ribcage, knocking the wind out of me. He grabbed a fistful of Husband’s chest hair with a sleepy flourish. And we were both wide awake. And J? He was comfortable and completely asleep.

So we did what parents do… we molded around him, trying to get comfortable without disturbing his slumber.

Yep. There’s something to be said for parenthood.


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