Quote, Unquote

Tonight I walked my oldest son to his room to spend a little time with him before bed.  He treasures these moments–almost longs for them in the way that I long for chocolate desserts and the pleasure of new slippers.  He thinks of all kinds of off-the-wall topics to discuss and touches my face and pats my shoulders.  I love it.  I love it because it is so purely J and because I know it won’t last forever.

I lay down on the bed next to him briefly, staring up at the ceiling and enjoying the familiarity of our old mattress.  J asked me to tell him stories about when I was little [which I deferred to grandma, who will be coming over tomorrow with photos in tow.]   I turned to face him in the dusky dim, rubbed his back and said, “Oh, I just love you, J.  You’re my big boy.”

To which he, ever lovingly responded, “I love you, too.  You’re my big mama.”

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7 Responses to Quote, Unquote

  1. Sarah Giere says:

    Nice! Reminds me of the other day when, as I was getting dressed, my sweet 6 yr old patted my tummy and said, “Hey chubby.” Thankfully I was in a good mood and could laugh it off, but OH MY WORD! :O)

  2. kamarah says:

    OH —- sniff sniff!!! These days are passing too quickly!!! Sweet J!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. smalltownsmalltimes says:

    Ain’t nothin’ wrong with being a “Big” Momma that is loved so dearly.

  4. Mary DY says:

    He’s just repaying that compliment he got…love him!!!

  5. GapGirl says:

    OH how precious!!!!
    XoxoGapGirl

  6. Adrienne says:

    That is so sweet. It is cute how kids so things.

  7. Jenny in Ca says:

    sweet memories, even the funny ones that in another world would be a put down!

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