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April 8th, 2008 by wrekehavoc

jools,

mommy is home today without you. i know, i know: it’s tuesday, and tuesday is our day together. but since i didn’t get much done last week with you in my back pocket; and since i have wall-to-wall kids next week (thanks to a teacher workday, a jools-day-tuesday, and a day in the country a trip way out west to visit a pulmonary specialist for your sister), i thought it best that i try to accomplish a thing or two this week. plus, i must confess, i still am not feeling better yet, and yesterday’s IVIG treatment hasn’t yet worked its magic on my upper respiratory infection. it’s not exactly a mommy’s vacation; but i’m hoping i get something done and even get a little rest in between coughs.

so i went to whole foods today, just like you and i always do on tuesdays. i passed through the produce department, something that you always enjoy because you like pointing out all the fruits you find “disgusting” (and the few vegetables that you actually like.) i sauntered through the poultry and meat section, which you always hate because of the smell. next, the health and beauty aisle, where you and i always try out hand cream and decide which ones we like best. (i tried a nonscented one today since you weren’t there to tell me whether it smelled good or not.) i bought pita chips, remembering the fun we had last week making hummus and scooping it up with them. you know, we were together 24/7; and while we didn’t do a ton of consequence, i think we had fun. we even picked up a tiny bit, and you were able to do the cleaning chore you relish: cleaning the toilets. what you lack in thorough details, you make up for with gusto.

dude, i know you are currently abiding your time at school. but i’m missing you right now. somehow, tuesday is a day to hang together; and i realize that our tuesdays are going to be ending come september. tuesday has been a day for me and your sister or a day for me and you since BC was very, very small, and i negotiated a four-day work week for that very purpose. i like our days together.

i like the tempo of the days, the slow-motion, conscious moments we share. we may not be talking of anything of consequence, but we. are. there.

and right now, you aren’t. and i’m sad.

i think i’ll go put on nick jr. while i vacuum and pretend you’re here.

ni hao, kai-lan is just not supposed to bring me to tears.


6 Responses  
  • MamaBird writes:
    April 8th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Awww, I love this post. AND it made me all kinda misty even though my boy’s only a toddler. You nailed it, just how I feel about my little ragamuffins even when they have spent the last week running me ragged. Sweet, sweet reflection. Sigh.

  • tpgoddess0103 writes:
    April 8th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    So sweet. Oh, the things that bring tears to my eyes when Sportsboy is off on his summer vacation to Sweden! I completely understand how you feel.

  • Kelly O writes:
    April 8th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Oh duuuuuude…. *sniff*

  • notdancingqueen writes:
    April 8th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Jools, you can come unwrap $25 in coins at my house *anytime*. Love, Auntie Jaxx

  • Jill writes:
    April 9th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    It’s a love letter of sorts that one day he will read and cherish. Lucky kid that jools.

  • Summer writes:
    April 9th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    AWWWWW! I love this one! Feel better soon or come see the Doctor.


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