Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 89: Oh, Brother!

Little M has been pretty enthusiastic about his new brother, but I can tell it's hard on him too. The other day he got his "special blankie" (as he calls it) and kept following me around the house holding it up to me. It took me a little while to realize that this was his mute way of asking to be held. Normally, he's very good at expressing himself with words, that's why I was a little slow on this one.

Unfortunately, my doctor said I can't lift more than 10 pounds--and HH was there to hear it. So, he's being kind of a stickler for sticking to the rules. So, I snuggled Little M on the couch, but I could tell it wasn't exactly what he wanted.

Today Sweet P had preschool. Normally, Little M and I head to the gym and I workout while he plays in the child care center. Since I'm not supposed to exercise right now, we stayed home. He asked if he could watch "Cars" and if I could watch with him. So, I finished up a quick bit of vacuuming and then settled down to watch together. I hardly ever let them watch TV and I pretty much never watch with them, so he was pretty happy about this. And BB obliged by sleeping through a lot of it, so Little M could have my undivided attention for a while.

And it was a Joyful Moment. Being able to satisfy a bit of his need for my attention (and relax at the same time).

Wishing you all satisfying and relaxing Joyful Moments!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

It's hard to really explain this one...but here it is...

I heard a loud crash and a child start to cry. Older brother comes up stairs saying younger brother hit him by throwing a large object at his head. I ran down stairs to apprehend little brother and take him to his room but...little brother was no where to be found. I looked in every room. Under beds, couches, behind doors...etc. I was astounded at his ability to hide from me...then I spotted him and I laughed so hard I forgot that I was suppose to be discipling him....

I've been sick for 5 days...really sick...nothing has gotten done sick and there is a big pile of clean laundry just wating to be folded. Well, he had positioned himself on top of the laundry in full view of everyone, but he looked like he was apart of the laundry. It was amazing. Probably the most amazing camofaluge cover I have ever seen. Smart kid...he got me laughing and I forgot.