Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Talented Enzo Raines
Impressed with my wife, I am trying to develop my own senses in understanding my child's subtle communication. Last night I think I may have actually read his mind! Well, I can't be sure but a thought popped into my mind that seemed to be coming from Enzo. Just as he was finished eating, and getting ready to doze off, he unlatched, looked up at his adoring mother and thought "I wonder where the boob is that mommy eats from. It must be huge!"
To the ever increasing list of things I love about my son, I have added another experience. It's always such a warm feeling to hold him close with his head looking over my shoulder. I love it. But there is something even cooler. Sometimes he puts his other hand, the one not on the shoulder he is looking over, up as though to hold on to my shirt, chest or neck. It's a subtle difference but somehow it feels even more awesome. It somehow seems to imply to my psyche that he is reaching out to me, not just a passive observer over my shoulder, but that he also wants to actively hold and touch and love me back. I'm okay with knowing his mind is not thinking these things, but it triggers the feelings within me as if he were. And, I love it. I took a picture of this when I got home last night so you can see what I am talking about. Fantastic! As tired as I was at that moment, holding Enzo energized and soothed me. That little gesture of his hand made it even better.
Posted by Randy at 5:06 PM