Monday, November 8, 2010

I Miss Him


Last week, while holding little Calum one morning, I was talking to my Hunny on the phone. He asked if all the baby time made me want another one. My instant answer? No.

Seriously? Diapers? Sleepless nights? Toddler years? More teenagers? Please.

But look at this face!


He's a doll baby. No denying it. And when I said last week that I'd be nibbling his toes, what I really meant was that I'd be petting his head. I'm not a toe nibbler so much, but a head petter. They're so soft. Downy hair, soft skull - quite addictive. And nothing calms a tiny baby quite like petting their head. Sweetness.

I enjoyed watching my Evil Sister with her baby boy. Isn't she beautiful? Mother-child photos are the best.


So, with the instant no, knowing that at 43 I'll be content to wait for grandchildren (ten years from now will be fine, thankyouverymuch), I was shocked to find myself looking at the 200 some-odd photos I took of Calum (the kids don't call me the Mamarazzi for nothing), and getting teary eyed. I miss the little guy.

Oh, and I got a new monkey. He needs a name.


Calum likes him, even though his mama doesn't.

So I get home, finally, and the Hunny at least has the courtesy to wait a day before asking if I might not like to foster babies. Stinker. Waits for me to miss the little guy pretty fiercely before springing that one on me. We'll wait a couple of weeks before discussing it again. But oh! It's tempting right now.

Until I write again ...

Flea

10 comments:

Marguerite said...

We miss you too. I'm giving you an assignment. Burn all those 200+ photos to a CD for me will ya? The Evil Sister is not a photographer in any way.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

he is beautiful and baby toes are nummy had me some bradely toes yesterday ... right after his bath :)
your hunny is totally opposite of mine mine would kill me for even thinking ofr a second abotu more kids or fostering kidss...GAH. GO FOR IT the KIDS need you :)

Daryl said...

Do you know Tracey at http://nine-acres.blogspot.com/

She's fostering .. you might talk to her.

Leenie said...

A baby snuggled in your arms all sleepy and fuzzy and soft is just this side of heaven. Baby Calum and his mom look wonderful. I don't blame you for the 200 photos because by tomorrow he will look so much different. Love the mom and babe shot!

Jill of All Trades said...

What a cutie! I used to briefly have the urge but that was a very long time ago. I'm content on waiting for the grandchildren to come along, someday!

mumple said...

I bashed that biological clock with a hammer.

And boy, oh boy, did it feel good!

imbeingheldhostage said...

He is beautiful-- enough to make anyone go broody for a baby. I'm impressed you held a firm "No"-- if it weren't for my husband's very rational decision to snip snip about four years ago, I could be buried in babies about now...


Monkey names. Hmmm, Cheeks. Cheeky monkey. Sweet Cheeks.

Coffee Bean said...

Oh my goodness!!! What is that Pioneer Woman says about her uterus quivering??? Yikes.

I LOVE babies!!! I would love to foster babies... My husband? Ummmm. No. LOL! Sigh...

Paxie Panicker said...

I always wanted more than one. Sigh. Now I want grandbabies. He's not ready. Sigh.

I want to reach through the screen and just steal me a little hug and smell!!

Love monkeys...Snuggles?

Crazed Nitwit said...

How could you NOT miss that sweetpea? Love da monkey. Reminds me of those cartoon girls~can't think of their names. The three girls who go out after bedtime to save the world. Damn. My memory's going to hell. (again)