Thursday, February 17, 2011

There's a Pooh Bear On My Shoulder

My child has been waking up horribly early this week. Of course, it could be the fact that he has another ear infection OR the fact that his antibiotics make him extra extra energized, but he's been getting up waaaaay too early.
Monday it was around 5:30
Tuesday 5:00 a.m. yes, 5:00 a.m.
Wednesday 5:45 a.m.
and today, well, he slept in until 6:00 a.m.

I was a little more energized this A.M. perhaps because of that extra half hour of sleep, but I was whirling through my house like a crazy person trying to pick things up. I was also internally distraught with the size of a zit forming on my cheek. As I kept glancing at it in the mirror and touching it, I determined to just let this one run its course because it felt as though its attached to my cheekbone. Ouch.
Withdrawn into my own thoughts I didn't notice that my little buddy had started to follow me around. It took me a minute before I notice he was stroking his cheek with his Pooh Bear blankie and looking a little forlorn.
"What's wrong Bubba?" I asked him
Binkie in mouth he looked up at me and said, "Snuggle?" or more like "Shnuggle" because of the binkie.
I immediately scooped him up and plopped us on the couch where we cuddled and I rubbed his back. He has been very snuggly lately and it has me worried that maybe he is more perceptive of what's going on in our lives right now. Daddy's gone learning to become a soldier and Caderyn's stuck with Mommy who has tons of energy one day and zero the next. Sometimes my patience lasts for ages and other times it's shorter that Lindsey Lohan's sobreity- OH SNAP!
So there we were, snuggling on the couch. I gave him soft kisses on his head and rubbed his back and he rested his head on my shoulder and rubbed his blankie in my face. For five seconds and then he looked up at me, smiled and said, "Done!" and off he went to play with his trucks like the world was his playground.
And it is- especially my kitchen table which he has pretty much converted into his own race track.
I was left sitting on the couch with a Pooh Bear blankie sitting on my shoulder.

I love that kiddo.


LisaKunkelPhotography said...

I just absolutely LOVE baby snuggles :) and toddler snuggles too ! !
Thanks for sharing this story, Caderyn is so sweet for his mommy.

Unknown said...

Hey Sarah! Sorry to hear about Caderyn's ear infection. I sure do know that its not fun, but he has such a good spirit and a wonderful caring mommy to make sure he feels better. I hope everything else is going well. I'm sure Jeff is missing you both terribly. Feel free to call if you ever just feel like chatting. I love you and miss you!