Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Because I Love You

We hunkered down under his comforter, the one with the construction trucks — frontloaders and forklifts and so forth. I bent my knees and spooned him up into the C of me.

"You are such a nice boy!" I said in his ear.

"Thank you, mama."

"You make me so proud of you," I said, and squeezed him.


"Because you're nice to your friends at school..."

"And what else?" I could see the dimple forming on the side of his cheek.

"Because you pick up your toys..."

"What else?"

"Because you listen to your mama..."


"Because you make people laugh, you give good hugs and you're just such a sweet boy."

"I am?"

"Yes, you are. And your mama is proud of you."


"Why are you so good, baby?"

"Because I love you."


  1. Awwww! This is so very sweet. *heart pounding*


  2. Awww... he is so cute and adorable.


  3. Awwwwwww, wanna trade? Mine has become the homework shunning devil's spawn....she still gives great cuddles though.


  4. It just does not get any better than that!

  5. [sigh]

    Perfect moments like that make me miss the times when my kids were younger.


  6. It truly doesn't get any better than that.

  7. remember this moment when he brings home an emo chick to meet you


  8. I just finished my inquisition for my custody hearing for pookie and read this. You made me cry.

  9. This is so sweet! You are a good mama and he's too freaking adorable!

  10. Hi Mandy,

    This is one of the
    moments, in life,
    when you are truly happy.

    Thank you for sharing.


  11. There is nothing to add, just thank you.

  12. So sweet. Little boys are the best. Little kids are the best. Especially our little kids.

    Is that a picture of the two of you? Gorgeous. Both of you.

    This was the best description of perfect happiness I've ever read.

  13. And then he pulled the comforter over your heads, farted, and yelled, "dutch oven!"

  14. This makes me want to have 10 kids some day.

  15. ^^^ that guy, brett, he would dutch oven it!

    So sweet, my daughter told me she picked me and I knew it was true

  16. awwwww! snuckerboggins or some sweet word like that.

  17. My two little cracky girls, ages 5 and 7, cuddled with me all night. I was so warm when I woke up this morning. And I just enjoying a 'single parent' moment. ahhhh....

  18. This made me tear up. One of your best.

  19. It's snickerdoodle, Char.
    And Mama, I fear thou art going soft with all this lovey stuff.
    Not that I mind (much) but can't you try to verbally sack the baby daddy at least once a week?
    Thanking you in advance,
    Bitter Cunt.

  20. I read this blog, enriched by the way you experience and share moments from your life.

    Sweet dreams and sleep tight, you two good children.


  21. Your tags are almost always as entertaining as the blogs themselves.

    But STFU hits the particular mark.

  22. My mother was right, I am a good person.

    Sex Mahoney for President

  23. You girls have all the luck this way.. If my girls wanted to climb into bed with me, I'd get whispered comments and inquiring looks..

    Richard the 3rd

  24. You got a lotta love going on there!

  25. You're a great Mom, Mandy. Cracky is so sweet...this gave me the warm fuzzies. And that's big cos I am in a frikken FOUL mood.

    Yummy Cracky.