21 July 2008

And then I remembered what life's all about.

It was early, but it was already getting dark. Smoochy Girl was bathed and dressed. She cuddled in close and put her head on my shoulder.

It's too early for bedtime, I thought. But she does seem sleepy.

I could hear the sounds of Sonny Ma-Jiminy playing happily in the bath.

For once, I would not agonise over whether it was the right time to let Smoochy go to sleep. In fact, right now I wasn't even going to decide whether I'd put her down or let her play a bit longer. I was just going to enjoy the moment while it lasted.

I sank into the chair beside her cot. The room was warm and dark. She snuggled into my body like a baby possum. Her hair smelled fresh and clean. Her breaths were soft and regular, puffing gently onto my neck. I patted her back and she patted my arm in response. She sucked her wrap and her eyelids flapped low - lower - closed ... half-open again, checking that Mummy was still there.

We hummed to each other. We smiled in the darkness. We pressed our faces together, enjoying the closeness.


Only one thing in the world makes that pah-loonking noise, and it is not one of the bath toys. "Sonny, what made that noise?"

"A poo."

Yeah great. Smooch, I'll let you go to sleep now. The cuddle was great, but I've got things to do. Let's pick this up tomorrow night; same place, similar time. Perhaps after Sonny's bath.


Givinya De Elba said...

I want to comment first and say that Sonny is really quite toilet-trained! He's a little champion, he really is. This incident was very out-of-character and therefore quite funny. But I didn't want to break the stride of the writing.

Some days he'll stride past me casually saying, "See ya!" I'll ask where he's off to and he'll say he's going to the toilet, which he promptly does, refusing all help. Dressing, flushing, the whole show.

Soon, I'll have to rely on Smoochy to provide all my "pah-loonking" experiences (which she will quite easily provide.)

Anonymous said...

OKay, I just left a comment that went POOF! I was telling you that those cuddle moments are AMAZING and that while doodle accidents TOTALLY frustrate me they are awfully funny happening to somebody else!

Do you play the ukelele? I play a mountain dulcimer, and if anybody EVAH swatted a fly with it I would terribly hurt them.... (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Givinya De Elba said...

Wow Sandi, I own a uke and have played it a bit but it's more of a toy really. Mountain dulcimer, that sounds awesome. Off I go to Google it so I can talk with some level of knowledge!

Crazy Sister said...

Jamaican Farewell is by far the best song to play on the ukulele. One of the top four songs, anyway. Ok, I can only play four songs on the ukulele. Half the fun is tuning it: "My Cat Has Fleas..."

Apple Joos said...

I love the smell good baby smell. What gets me is the babies that smell like...not good smell. I was watching my cousin's baby this weekend. The little guy is only 3 weeks old but gosh almighty that child stank. He needed a bath so bad that if I didn't think I'd offend a ton of people and become the black (yet incredibly clean) sheep of the family, I'd have taken him off for a bath in the sink.

Scary Mommy said...

LOL!! Too funny- I have a posting in the works about baby stank!

Jen said...

Isn't that the truth, you just get down to enjoying one of your kids and then another has to do something to make you stop. That is why sometimes I wish that each kid could have there own mommy for a uninterrupted moment or two of cuddling.

Veggie Mom said...

Oh, little boys--gotta love 'em! I can't believe my nephew, Aunt Julie's oldest, is getting married in a couple of months--it seems like only yesterday that he was Sonny's age! BTW, I'm having another Great Pop'rs Giveaway, starting tomorrow. Aunt Julie really needs the help of all her Bloggy Pals--she's planning a rehearsal dinner for 60 people! Hope you drop by soon!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Potty trained has nothing to do with it. Trust me, I have three boys. They just think it is funny.

How about a mosquito? May I kill a mosquito with ukulele?

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh dear. Boys, eh? Yes, you may kill a mosquito with a ukulele, of course!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

How generous of him. lol