Friday, December 19, 2008

the blobs on the couch.

This morning, it's just me and the boy, my enjoyable 13 year old son. We are kickin' it on the sofa, trying to gather up the motivation to dress ourselves and DO something before we have to pick up the twins from school.

It's not going well for productivity, if you must know.

Sample conversation:
Hey, Spence, we need to get up.
We need to get groceries before the girls get out of school
Or we have to take them with us and go after they get out.
but then we could take a nap right now? (our third for the day and it's only 10 am)
yeah. good point. *pulls covers up tighter*

I told him I was going to blog this, and he graciously offered his camera phone so we don't have to get up off the couch... that's what accounts for this lovely shot: Truth is, it's not flattering of either of us, but it's 29 degrees Fahrenheit here (that's more than 1 below to ya'll Celsius types) and we can't want to uncuddle.

I mean- we're staying a big distance apart, because thirteen year olds don't cuddle. That's for the record.

I am actually soaking in this time with my son, who is growing bigger, smarter, funnier than me by the minute. I see that look in his eye, the one that says, "I'm growing up, you know" and I know that, though there will always be a need for groceries and clean laundry, there won't always be moments like these.

So I think we're just going to skip the store for a little longer... and soak up the wonderfulness of blatant laziness and togetherness. Until we get hungry.... unless someone wants to bring us lunch?

Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.
Proverbs 19:15

smaller wreaths


truth said...

I'm so glad you had that time of soaking the togetherness up and not doing much. Such a precious, tender time. My son was married in October and I think I got to sit with him once on the couch since then and have close/together time. It was heavenly!

mel said...

yes, there's much truth and wisdom to the fact they're growing up without our permission -- and that laundry and groceries are inevitable and will always be needed -- but that "close" (not cuddle, though LOL) time needs to happen. great post.

Aspiemom said...

My son is 14yrs and he won't cuddle either. No hugs, nada! Glad you had some special time together.

Hate to tell you this, but it was 68 degrees where I live today! The house was so stuffy that I turned on the central air!

Gretchen said...

Lurved every drop of this. You enjoy as much and as often as you can. Reality can wait.

Scrapper Mom said...

Better cherish every moment. They go by so quickly!!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I'm with ya here- savour every second. My nine year old is already dodging hugs, unless he initiates. I hope he doesn't stop initiating!

Alana said...

I just love this post! So sweet. Something must happen between (4-7yrs) and 13 because my boys would be pulling me off the couch, not joining me. Something to look forward to ;-)

Also, how much do I love that on your blog it is snowing!!!

care-in said...

Good for you!

Jenster said...

Keep soaking!! There's always PB&J so who need groceries??

Lurve this post!!! And the picture!

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

Well you know how I feel about Spence. He's slowly moving away from you so that he's primed for my daughter in fifteen years.

Becky said...

Awwwwww. Warms my heart. I've had some precious moments like that with my boy lately, too.
*sniffs* And then he'll be graduated, and married, and I'll be a grandma...

Jenn said...

What a great time for you and S - I know you cherished it! :o)