Tuesday, April 17, 2007

One enchanted evening

I just avoided the news last night. The Virginia Tech shooting is such a horrible, horrible tragedy. It makes no sense. My prayers are with the families and loved ones involved in this massacre.

The strange and wonderful thing was that last night E was in the best mood all evening long that I think I’ve ever seen. He was laughing and playing and giggling all evening until bedtime. He’s becoming more and more verbal and maybe that’s helping him to express himself. Whatever it was I hope it continues.

He likes to do this fake sneeze where he ah-choos and a hat falls off his head. So last night he put the washcloth on his head and “sneezed.” Well he misjudged the distance and he completely dunked his face into the water. I braced for bawling and tensed up as he lifted his head. Water was dripping off his face, his eyes were closed and mouth open…. And then he started laughing uncontrollably. Everything was funny last night. We all laughed and played all evening long.

It was a perfect evening. I’ll save this one for a long time.

7 comments:

Mike said...

That child is so fortunate to have you guys as parents!

Yondalla said...

Thank you, I needed that image ...and to hear the echoes of my own children's laughter in my head.

Terri said...

That was a fun visual!
Little children... such fun...
We are blessed.

Cooper said...

I love the image your words create. Isn't it fascinating what triggers laughter in little kids! Dario was coming down the slide yesterday and it squeaked. He dissolved into giggles and informed me that " the slide farted!" How old is E?

The Brian said...

Mike, we're all lucky. I'm very glad we found each other.

ha that's great cooper. E is just a few weeks shy of his 2nd birthday! Party preparations are in full swing.

Minge said...

How beautiful. I'm dead jealous.

Terri said...

Matthew will be 2 on May 10th...