February 24, 2005

A Baby's Laughter

I spent the evening with my cousin and her family. Very relaxing. Lots of laughter. I shared the news that I'm heading back to this coast and everyone was fairly happy. They want me in St. Pete but even Bradenton (at 45 mins away) is better than now. We'll just have to wait and see how it all pans out.

The baby is just precious. He's a year and a half now and just brimming with personality. There is nothing like a baby to balance out everything. We were playing the kissing game last night. I would sit there asking for a kiss. He would resist. I'd lean forward "mmmmmm" and steal a kiss. "ahhhhh" and shake my head. His laughter would fill the room. "gen! gen!". It's the little things in life that give it the richness.

I often talk about how much I miss having children around me on a regular basis. It's true. Oh, I know that it's not always roses and wine. I raised three boys and had three granddaughters, plus took care of my sister's three children before I moved down here. I've tried to balance work and family, felt that frustration, that sense of being overwhelmed. But the joys far outweigh the tough times.

So remember to hold those sweet moments close to you. They are all too fleeting.

Posted by Tammi at February 24, 2005 08:02 AM

Ahhhh is so right!

Thanks for that Kodak moment...now let me go wage war with my two...

; )

Posted by: Christina at February 24, 2005 08:11 AM

Oh no - they are all RATS!!!


Posted by: _Jon at February 24, 2005 09:52 AM

Best thing about babies... being able to hand them back to their parents and go home to get a good night's sleep. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at February 24, 2005 03:46 PM