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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The YOU I love the most

Posted on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Awake too early, but I don’t mind,
because it’s another morning together.
Tired, difficult, uncooperative
anybody else but you I would not tolerate.
It’s time for breakfast!
Cheerios seemed to have helped
because I finally get a smile.

Let’s get dressed!
What do you want to do today?
Go see ducks? The park? Coffee place?
“Elephants!” you say. This could take awhile...

Lunch time.
Grilled cheese and no hassle—progress!
Nap time seems promising now
two hours would make us both happy.

Sleep did the trick.
It’s a new you—the you I love the most.
The sun is out
and the afternoon is wide open.
The wagon awaits my son,
so get in and hold on!
Look both ways
is it safe to cross?
“Car coming, Daddy!”
He’s learning.

Here’s hoping all that fresh air
tired you out somewhat.
What do you want for supper?
“Noodles!”
I can do that.

Why can’t every dinner time
be like this one—you really like it.
Wow, pocket on bib still ate more than you did.
“Clean up time!”
One more routine to go...

We’re definitely washing your hair tonight
because sauce-y hair isn’t a good look for you.
Hey, no splashing!
Time to get out, pull the plug.
I grab the towel...“Baby Burrito!” I shout.
Lots of giggles.

Let’s get your jammies on, brush our teeth,
and then we’ll read some stories.
Sitting on my lap, your damp hair smells so nice,
this is the you I love the most.
Lights out, cuddles, kisses, “Night-night!”

Fingers crossed. -AJB

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