Tuesday, November 17, 2009

lunch, laddie, la garde

I am so thankful that I get to have lunch with my husband almost every single day.  In the morning I am too cranky and in the evening he is too tired, so lunchtime seems to be the best time for civil conversations.  Our lunches are lovely and we get to spend them with the other person I am so thankful for ~~ my toddler.  Intermittently throughout the day I will yell, "Matthew!"  As he jumps, he will shout, "What?!"  With great earnestness I will say, "Look. at. that. BABY!"  And then we turn and watch enraptured as he pours water all over his food, babbles incoherently, throws large objects down the stairs, puts yogurt in his hair, pulls the cat's tail... all the while looking utterly adorable with an impish grin on his face.  Matthew will ask questions he would not normally ask, like: "Does he take lessons in cuteness?"  We are quite smitten.

He even sleeps charmingly with his little arms under his head.

Have no fear, I do not love him more than my other children.  I think all of my children are unparalleled examples of perfection, bien sur, but one year olds.... Ooh, la, la, la, la, la, la.  Très darling.

After my last post there were some questions, so to clear things up:  We are wintering in the south of France.  I just love saying that because when will I ever get to say that again?  Um, never!  We will be staying in La Garde, which is a small suburb of Toulon.  We are leaving in about six weeks.  Aaaagh!  I keep getting worried about our plans and using our time there to the absolute utmost, but then stop and realize that since we will probably go down in a fiery crash over the Atlantic, I should probably just take it easy and not get so worked up about it all.


amylouwho said...

We are the same way with Andrew - although, the closer he gets to two, the more it is wearing off. But mostly, I'm just smitten.

Stacey said...

I agree that one year olds are just the cutest ever!!! I am so excited for you and your adventure coming up but will miss you!!!! You will have to do a lot of facebooking and blogging with lots of pictures!!

Shaharac said...

I love I am not the only mother smitten completely by toddler. And, mine is turning 3. It FREAKS me out. I know I am not having anymore, and it is completely not ok with me that my baby is growing up. Love love love the behind arms under head sleep picture. You are a wonderful mommy. I can tell. Oh and, I will love getting emails and updates from my friend wintering in the south of France!

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