This morning Baby B started crying as soon as we walked into the childcare center at my gym. He usually puts up a bit of a fuss when I start to leave him and then he settles down as soon as I'm gone (he just likes to make me feel guilty). But today he was upset the second we walked through the door. So, I hung up his coat and diaper bag and then went back to him. I asked him if he wanted a snuggle and a hug and he walked over with his arms open wide, signaling 'yes'.
We stood there like that for at least a minute or two (actually, I wasn't standing. I have to crouch to be short enough to schnuggle that little guy). I rubbed his bag and he just burrowed in. And then he pulled away and walked over to the play area.
And it was a Joyful Moment. I love that he is still so young and sweet that just having his mama's love gives him the comfort and confidence to face the things that worry him.
Speaking of Baby B, he did a couple cute things today that I just need to record somewhere, so here is the place for tonight.
Yesterday I had a scented candle burning on the stove. I rarely do that because of Sweet P's allergies, but this one is soy, so I think it's better. Anyway, he walked over and pointed to it a couple times saying something that sounded like, "choo choo". I've tried to teach him what a train says, but he's never really been interested enough to pick up on it. He's just more than content to play with the actually "chain" (train).
Well, he did it again this morning and I listened closer and realized that he was actually saying, "Appy Birsday choo you".
Oh, melt my heart! It was soooooo cute!
Later, when he woke up from his nap, he began hitting one fist against his other open palm and then said, "Wock, sis-sor". Funny and darling! I didn't realize we did much of that around here. Apparently, we do.
Anyway, I just have one more Joyful Moment to share with you. This afternoon I posted on facebook something about needing a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie.
Well, HH read that and promptly announced that he would make me cookies while I was out this evening. (I had a fairly busy night with a variety of odds and ends). And that announcement was a total Joyful Moment for me. I love how quick he is to make me happy.
And he would have, too. But I returned home an hour early. He still wanted to, but I talked him out of it (and put all the ingredients away) because I'd really rather just spend time with him.
And with that, I close this sort of lengthy post, so I can go do just that.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments filled with darlingness and/or fresh baked cookies!