Last Friday was my best friend’s birthday. She came over for a low-key dinner, to visit and to see the kid. And that kid loves playing with his auntie. She brought over a movie, one that she’d told us we needed to see. So we did.
I hadn’t planned to see that movie. Like, ever. But it made her laugh, and she kept quoting from it. So we had to see it. These days, we could use all the laughs we can get, right? We knew it would be dumb. It was. Yet it was funny. And a distraction that I desperately needed.
If you’ve seen it, you’ll know the part of the movie I’m going to refer to. Nacho is at the market, buying some things, when he spots a pair of boots that he must have. And that’s when the Bubblegum song plays.
That’s when the Boobah started dancing. And we all cracked up. How could you not? Here’s this little – almost 3 foot tall – boy, moving his head from side to side, wiggling his little bottom, and grinning for all he’s worth.
So we replayed the song. Then his auntie got up, grabbed his hands, and danced with him while we sang the bubblegum part of the song. I wish I’d gotten it on tape. The pure joy in both their faces was awesome. My sides ached from laughing and my cheeks hurt from smiling.
That, my friends, was a perfect Friday night.
really, I am. I am still filled with so much sadness for Shana and disinterest in things past work obligations and holding my little guy as tight as I can. I will get my groove back at some point. I promise. Soon.
For the third time in less than a week, I am left heartbroken, sobbing, and unable to come up with the words to describe the sadness I feel at others’ pain.
First, it was my uncle.
And now, Thalon.
I don’t know Maddie’s parents, but I do know Thalon’s mommy. And while I can’t even imagine her pain and sadness right now, I am trying to hold her in my heart. If you are able, please donate to help alleviate their medical bills and funeral costs. And maybe whisper a prayer while you’re at it?
Today is my uncle’s funeral. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it back home.
I have so much more to say, but my heart is a bit heavy today. Maybe later.
Rest in peace, uncle Eddie. I miss you.
Things my child has hit me with recently and the injuries I sustained:
He loves to pound on everything, and unfortunately my face is sometimes a little too close. Results: several fat lips.
I get hit with these at least once a day. Most of the time I manage to dodge, or at least keep my glasses from getting broken. My cheek has been bruised more times than I can count.
My son LOVES to kick when he’s lying on his back. Especially during diaper changes. Results: many pummelings in my stomach. And occasionally my legs. I think he left a bruise on my thigh. This kid is STRONG. I don’t mind it so much when we’re lying down and he does that to my back. I just need to teach him when it’s okay.
This is the most damaging weapon. He bruised my nose this morning and I still have a headache from that. He cracked the side of my head with the back of his a few days ago and my ear is still sore where it got crushed between his head and my glasses. Fat lips galore. Many head bruises. And he’s only recently started to stiffen up and throw himself backwards. Hence the rapid increase of head injuries. For me. Doesn’t seem to bother him much at all.
I think my son may be trying to kill or maim me. How much do you think his father paid him?