Home Days.

By alison February 22, 2007 15 Comments 2 Min Read

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Every night after I have kissed Finley good night and shouted "sweet dreams" a few hundred times, I close the door behind me and go to creep downstairs, when, without fail,  my Babba bedtime bliss is shattered by a question screeched from the innards of the cosiest bedroom in the world "What kind of  day is it tomorrow Mummy?"…

There are various answers to this question, not all them quite as welcome as the next;  a  "Daddy day" always goes down well, as does  a "Nana and  Gangan " day;  a "school day"  is merely acceptable,  while a  "shopping day" elicits groans, and a "best friends" day (playing with Eleanor)  occasionally finds him jumping out of bed and throwing himself  about  in pre-emptive excitement…

But  my favorite answer to this question is  a  "home day" , because my little rugrat, nearly always follows this with  "Just me and you, Mummy?"  and when I say yes, he says "Oh lovely…" and I go down to make my tea and smile at the television in a haze of something I think is known as contentment…

It’s a home-day today. Because he is plainly his Mothers son, Finley, due to a rather vicious little throat infection, has lost his voice, and in-between croaking like a frog, and doing his 60 piece puzzle in record time (Don’t you just love it when Mummies show off??), he climbs on to my knee for a snuggle and I lean across him and tap away on my computer happier than I can remember in a while.

Heck, could this be the early onset of Munchhausen’s by Proxy? Owning up to enjoying the days your son is suffering, bestest of all…?

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15 Comments

  1. carol says:

    hi allison
    snuggles from the kiddiwinks are great any way you come by them
    carol

  2. Cindy says:

    Hi Alison…how sweet and lovely for you and your little darling!! These are things that will become a leading light for him and hopefully for his children! Imagine: him telling his children this sweet, and may I say: "Holy" thing? Good for you's dear! Give yourself and him a big hug from me!

  3. Cindy says:

    Hi Alison…how sweet and lovely for you and your little darling!! These are things that will become a leading light for him and hopefully for his children! Imagine: him telling his children this sweet, and may I say: "Holy" thing? Good for you's dear! Give yourself and him a big hug from me!

  4. That boy isn't suffering one bit! And his Mama is having a big time too…

  5. Nonnie says:

    How lovely that he so enjoys spending time with just you. I hope he is feeling a lot better soon. Enjoy the peace while it lasts!

  6. Cookie says:

    May your boy continue to enjoy "Mummy and Son Time" when hes 27 just as mine does !

  7. Cookie says:

    May your boy continue to enjoy "Mummy and Son Time" when hes 27 just as mine does !

  8. Gayla says:

    We all should suffer so! Snuggly get well wishes! Hugs! We always watched "the davy movie" which wasn't called that at all, but I can never remember the real title.
    Much love, G.

  9. You are fortunate to be so loved.

  10. You are fortunate to be so loved.

  11. Polly says:

    9 years ago, when I was first divorced, my son (he was 7 then) and I used to have Special Night every Monday night. No telephone. No guests. Only us, good snack food and any games or movies he wanted. To this day, it's still one of my favorite memories. Now I have remarried and have 4 children. My oldest is now 16 and he is still his mother's son. And me… I have those moments of contentment with my other 3 children, as you do at the computer. Although, I find that I have to say quite often, "STOP touching the keyboard!" Ah, contentment!

  12. cmmc97 says:

    Such a sweet post. I am a new mom to a little boy, and reading your adventures with your little one makes me, well, tearful thinking about such charming sweetness. I hope one day my little one will think a day with me is 'Oh, lovely' as well. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life.

  13. cmmc97 says:

    Such a sweet post. I am a new mom to a little boy, and reading your adventures with your little one makes me, well, tearful thinking about such charming sweetness. I hope one day my little one will think a day with me is 'Oh, lovely' as well. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life.

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