Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SHAM WOW and Solitude

I am enjoying blessed solitude as everyone sleeps in. It is almost 10:00! Woke up early when I heard my little guy rummaging through his suitcase. He fell asleep on the couch last night and I didn't wake him to pee. He had a little accident, so I helped him change and put him in bed with me. He snuggled close to me and hugging me, fell asleep again. It has to be the most wonderful feeling in the world.....a sleeping child on your shoulder. His bony little elbow dug into my breast and the weight of his head on my arm will leave a tingle for days. But it was all worth it to feel him relax and go back to sleep. I lay with him for awhile, just kissing his sweet head and sniffing his hair. I remembered something while I lay there with that sweet weight on my arm. When I was a little girl and we would arrive at my grandmother's house for a stay, the first thing she would do was pull me into her arms and say, "Come here, let me smell you." I finally know what she meant.

I will miss him when he leaves. I was so busy last night, trying to juggle cooking dinner, checking in customers, delivering firewood and answering the phone. Hard enough when I am alone, but more so when I have the safety and well-being of Gavin always in the forefront of my mind. Love of my life will be here to help tonight and things will be easier. Then, on Thursday my daughter-in-law will be here with my granddaughters. I can't wait to see them. Maya is five and a half, Jada is four and baby Zara just turned one. I hope the weather will cooperate and I won't be wringing out my SHAM WOW towels all weekend. I would rather be holding Zara and smelling all their heads as my grand mother did to me. My son has to stay behind and work..... because like his Dad, he did not listen to his wife and request the time off when she told him to. We will commiserate together while she is here. Her Mom is coming along with her, so we will have lots of eyes on these precious little ones. I am so looking forward to the visit. Only a long weekend and it will fly by, I am sure.

I hear a familiar little voice and my solitude is ending. Soon the sound of cartoons will fill the house and breakfast will be in demand. I am thinking to sneak off for a bit to purchase Father's Day cards for the men in my life. I don't like to drive in the rain, but I am running out of time. And it is time to ring out the SHAM WOWS. Maybe we should line the roof with them at the leaking points................ good thing he doesn't read this, he might think that this is a good idea!


Andrea said...

I love the smell of my grandson! Sometimes when he's been around for awhile I can still "smell" his scent. Enjoy your weekend!

Sandi McBride said...

Love this post because a grandchild is in it...I am so glad that you are such a loving grandma! I never doubted it for a minute!

luksky said...

Isn't scent a weird thing?? I can still remember the way my son used to smell and he is 21 now.

Lover of Life said...

I know exactly what you mean about the smell. I love the smell of my children and grandson.

lovelyprism said...

Oh that's precious! I still snuggle my son and smell his hair. I don't think he's going to allow it much longer though!

Hit 40 said...

I love snuggling up with my boys. The youngest still likes you to lay next to him a few minutes before he drifts to sleep. Just adorable.

....and yes my student teacher and I got kinda close like a mom and child. I was full of advice for the kid.