Tuesday, July 22, 2008

So that's how it is...

I can write whole, big, informative posts and get nary of comment. But post one cute baby picture and y'all tripping over each other to comment. That's fine. I can take it. God knows, she's much cuter than I am.

And Ali, I hate to tell you, that picture was taken almost a year ago! The curls are longer, the dimples are deeper and she's prone to answer any request to stop doing what she's doing by saying,

"But Mama, I just doo-in!"

If you want to know what melts my icy heart, it's a cherubic little voice calling me Mama. It's been about 12 years since I last heard that. The other night I looked over and her and the teenager were snuggled on the futon eating noodles together. That just about did it, too.

p.s. Ali, I'm glad your cousin got her lungs! I'll keep her in my prayers as well as the brave family that made the decision that saved her life.


BreathinSteven said...

What about the pig joke?!?! That was before the picture of the Poot!!! (Though it is an adorable smile...) I'll have to tell you my octopus joke -- but it has the eff-bomb in it, so maybe we'll take it off line...

Ali's cousin got lungs!!! I'm so happy -- and you know how I feel about those brave families -- one is on my mind and in my heart always... If your Ali has any questions or wonders or ponderments about this whole breathin' with "real" lungs thing -- you give her my email and she's so free to holler my way!!!

Hey -- guess what I'm riding on January 1st?!?!



2ndHeartBeat said...

A good life is small little wonderful daily events (like the noodles) .... it may not seem like it, but they over ride the bad times in the long run. Keep & cherish these memories forever.


RehabNurse said...

I don't know what is better actually...a kid's first laugh as a baby or when they say "mama" or "daddy".

Once the talking started with Bubba, however, it never seems to stop.

That's what I get for listening to all those "development experts" for telling you to talk to your kids all the time as babies!

TC said...

I love talking to her in baby talk-it drives my husband nuts.

Steve, I still can't believe you're riding on the FLOAT!!!!