Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I LOVE this Little Boy
Last week, while rushing around and trying to get everything in place for the upcoming wedding, I had the sweet opportunity of spending some time with Charlie laying on the grass under the shade of a large tree. His mamma was helping my new daughter-in-law-to-be move out of her 3rd floor apartment. I got to be the old granny who is too feeble to lift boxes and climb stairs. I was only good for watching over the baby. (It was GREAT!)
Charlie and I sat down on a grassy hill in the shade and talked about "leaves" and "tall trees" and "sticks." He was sleepy. But he was also all boy. He found a stick and went right to work finding ways to use it. It became a drumstick pounding on a large root drum that protruded from the ground. It was a digging tool burrowing out a hole in the soft dirt. It was a king's scepter as he held it up while making great declarations.
There was a gentle breeze blowing. The grass was soft beneath us. Eventually, he laid down beside me and we just absorbed the moment of peace and quiet together. I can't think of a better way to spend an hour.
I LOVE this little boy.