Friday, November 30, 2007

The Return

Why is it that when you return from vacation, you always feel as though you need to take a break to recover? Or is it just me? Of course, I think our situation was not helped by the absolute madness that has been our life for the last month with house guests. major school events, a birthday and then of course, our trip to Disneyland. And then there's the fact that we all ended up getting some nasty stomach bug that has left me about 6 pounds lighter and my abs aching. Thankfully, the kids didn't get it so bad though I felt awful for them when they were so miserable. Anyway, more on the trip another time. We're still recovering.
This morning we returned to our normal routine. David wakes up far too early and I pretend not to notice. He softly whispers 'tv', hopefully. When this doesn't work, he points to the TV ( in case I didn't know what he meant?) and repeats 'tv'. I pretend to snore. At this point he becomes almost manic in his desperation. He violently jabs his finger as bounces up and down, his eyes wide and pleading, 'teeeee veeeeee'! I smile and for the first time, decide to respond. "Yes, that is a TV." I think I broke him. He stopped bouncing, his jaw just dropped and he stared at me for a moment. Then he rolled onto his belly and went back to sleep.
Now I wonder, and am doubtful but still must wonder, if all this time he's just wanted me to agree that yes, that is a tv he's been pointing at and not actually wanted to watch whatever cartoons are normally on at 5 am?
Unfortunately, I think he's just a morning person as his father is.

3 comments:

Persimmon said...

I really like your writing. Your letter to Bre actually got me teary. And you really drew me in with the comment about needing a vacation after a vacation, especially with kids. Sorry to hear that you got so sick.

Haphazardkat said...

Meh that totally sucks being sick on vacation!! or after....whatever--it majorally sucks!
DId you have fun at Disneyland? I bet your kidlets had a grand time :)
Welcome back to the sane land of boredome :)

Mrs.X said...

Persimmon- Thank you!

Kat- Yes to the fun, will post on that later.
Kind of glad to be back just too busy.