Monday, January 7, 2008

thank you, with love: a monday mission

To my Little Mister:

Today was a rough day, for both of us. I was feeling a bit under the weather, and you were an unhappy boy. Teething isn't fun. I wanted to make it all better, but nothing I did seemed to work. It just hurt too much.

But at the end of the afternoon, when I almost started crying along with you, you gave me hope. I tickled your tummy - just an attempt to distract you - and you burst into joyful laughter. You laughed and laughed, even after I stopped tickling you. You were my happy boy again. I even called your crazy Grandma so she could hear you laughing. You took the phone out of my hands and talked to her with a big smile on your face.

You got fussy again later, but that's okay. I know it hurts right now. But you reminded me that teething doesn't last forever. I hope your teeth come soon. We both could use a break!

Thank you for the laughter. Moments like that will be with me forever.

I love you always,
Mommy


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This week's Monday Mission is to write a thank you letter. I was going to write something funny...but the day presented me with a perfect opportunity to thank my little boy. Check out the rest of the Monday Missions over at Painted Maypole!

17 comments:

  1. so sweet. and perfectly timed laughter rocks, on all fronts!

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  2. He is criminally cute, you know! I wish I could have heard that laughter.

    Here's to quick and painless teething from here on in. My oldest only cried when his first one or two came in - after that, we never heard a peep. We'd just discover a new tooth every now and then :)

    Heidi

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  3. Doesn't baby laughter make the sun shine brighter?

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  4. That was a great letter that captured a truly special moment. See ya. Kellan

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  5. My little girl was born on June 7th :) The teething is rough, but I LOVE this age. Mine has learned how to wave and clap over the last week and it is sooo adorable! And that baby belly laugh they do...is there anything better??

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  6. Wouldn't it be great if everything could always be made better with a little tickle action?

    Sigh.

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  7. Awww ~ poor you guys. Hope those teeth break through soon!

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  8. Oh, teething is so hard. It's so hard when they are hurting and you can't fix it. I hope he (and therefore you) are feeling better soon.

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  9. How wonderful when a laugh can turn your day around. I hope today is better.

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  10. So. Sweet.

    You can't beat a little one's laugh.

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  11. Oh, so sweet. There is nothing like baby belly laughs!

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  12. So sweet! Perfect example of taking the good with the bad--parenting is always a mixed bag!

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  13. I just want to write a thank-you of my own for posting about "The Giver" -- I got it at the library the other day, along with some other books I had been wanting to read and planned to start first. I picked up The Giver to see what it was about and thought I'd just peruse it a bit ... and ended up not putting it down! Today I started reading it to my 12-year-old son (something we used to do together often, but hadn't lately), and he's loving it!

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  14. Popped in from another blog. Great Blog! We are a Hooah family here! Will be checking back often. Teething is hard but my little one loved to have his gums rubbed with little popsicles. Popsicle brand makes little ones that are small and they are slow melting. They are called magic minis but they may be very hard to find in Germany. Those saved me so many times!

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  15. Very beautiful, good reminder that there is always good with the frustrating.

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  16. Poor Little Mister. I hope he breaks on through to the other side real soon.

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