The picture is from Friday, May 8. There had been a Mothers Day tea at school, and I asked Nee Nee to take him for the balance of the day, I met them there after work, they had gone out to the pool, Evan made a great game of trying to pull me in the pool. I was winning....until I relaxed for an entire 2 seconds. splash. oh well, we ended up having great fun, while I tried to keep the skirt part of the little sundress from floating up around my waist (there was a character in the pool with goggles who kept trying to cop a free look at my unders, cretins abound)
So this same sweet boy, we are going to sleep last night (Mothers Day in the US) and he turns to me and says, "Mommy, you have the most beautiful heart, million bazillion, kanillion"
Me- Aww thank you my sweetheart, I love you too
Him- but your face isnt very beautiful
Me- Well, I'm glad you think my heart is.
him- why dont you wear make up Mommy, here, here and here (pointing to the various spots he thinks need camoflage)
Me- well, because makeup takes time, and in the morning I would rather spend that time with you
Him- how long?
Me- probably ten minutes
Him- Well I would be OK for that long if you wanted to wear makeup, because I know it would make you feel better (hard truth this child speaks)
Me- OK, then I'll do it tomorrow
Him- and Mommy? you need some girly shirts
Me- I dont like to shop baby,
Him- I will come with you and I will help you
Me- laughing- OK tootsie, that would be great. good night I love you forever.
Next morning-5:15 AM
We're waking up, he's having chocolate milk, I'm having vitamin water, and he turns to me and says - arent you supposed to be putting on make up?
me- OK, I'll go do that now
I go, apply goop, come back, he looks at me & says - you dont look any different.
I'm still laughing.
I am grateful for being whole enough inside my heart that this is funny, not hurtful. I am grateful thats he trusts me enough to be that honest. He does know the difference