Monday, 1 March 2010

Oh Wriggly, how I love thee; let me count the ways

1. I love you when you call me "swee'hart"
2. I love you when you smile
3. I love you when you have a ridiculous tanty over nothing at all
4. I love you when you try to put on my lipstick, or wear my necklaces
5. I love you when you get so excited about hearing your Nana on the phone that you hang up on her
6. I love you when you show everyone your puku
7. I love you when you give your Bear Chair a hug and a kiss
8. I love you when you repeat after me
9. I love you when you inadvertently wash the bathroom floor
10. I love you when you ask for your Piggle Bag
11. I love you when you demand to see "fau toes" and get all excited about Molly's tail
12. I love you when you cuddle your Daddy's legs
13. I love you when you fail to recognise that the baby in the picture is you
14. I love you when you squeal during the Mower Game
15. I love you when you wake me up in the morning by banging things against your cot
16. I love you when you try to eat a giant Goody Goody Gum Drops ice cream
17. I love you when you get so excited you dribble
18. I love you when you do your multi-purpose Cat/Mummy/Daddy/Nana/Lolly Happy Dance
19. I love you when you act the Messmaker
20. I love you when you say "Drink!" like Father Jack
21. I love you when you use your charming smile on strangers with predictable results
22. I love you when you are asleep
23. I love you when you ask for bubbles then almost immediately go do something else once I've started blowing them
24. I love you when you pull the keys off the laptop
25. I love you when you won't let me read a book
26. I love you when you give me that loving look that I hope you never lose, but I suspect will disappear sometime in your teens
27. I love you when you laugh
28. I love you when you hit your head and have a bit of a wail
29. I love you when you get over excited about a dog, or a cat, and can't decide whether to go closer or not
30. I love you when you are sick
31. I love you when you splash
32. I love you when you insist on identifying the three car brands you know; "Mummy's" (Mazda), "Nana's" (Toyota) and "Fordka"
33. I love you when you are more interested in transferring the soapies from the rice cooker to the coffee grinder than noticing that your Mummy is home from work
34. I love you when you fill your nappies
35. I love you when you pee on the kitchen floor
36. I love you when you slide down the stairs
37. I love you when you spin yourself around and around like a fan and fall over
38. I love you when you sit at the top of the slide for ages having a bit of a mini crisis about whether or not to go down it, oblivious to the queue forming behind you
39. I love you when a bigger child whacks you with a foam cube and after an initial stunned moment you laugh, but you still need a cuddle despite your bravery
40. I love you when you pour fire pellets all over the lounge floor
41. I love you when you escape to the neighbours
42. I love you when you get all upset that Daddy is leaving when he's actually just moving the car, or getting some beans from the garden
43. I love you when you insist on going through people's handbags
44. I love you when your words tell me you don't need a nappy change, but your scent does
45. I love you when you wake up at 4am with a nightmare and need a bit of reassurance
46. I love you when you sleep in
47. I love you when you say "Mummy special" followed by "bub-bye" and a gentle push for me to go away
48. I love you when you find the mug in Uncle John's Digger Book
49. I love you when you associate people with Thomas the Tank Engine for the most tenuous of reasons
50. I love you when you pull everything out of my wallet and leave it on the floor
51. I love you when you call someone by their name just after you've met them
52. I love you when you are too lazy to walk and try to sucker me into carrying you
53. I love you when you get all concerned that someone on the TV hasn't got their seat belt on
54. I love you when you give nice pats to the cats and dogs of the world
55. I love you when you run around like an urchin and never come to any harm but I end up getting the evils from other adults anyway
56. I love you when you don't eat your dinner
57. I love you when you chuckle so hard you almost sound like you are starting to wail
58. I love you when you try to fool me into thinking it's not bedtime yet
59. I love you when you finish the Tiger line in the Cuddle book
60. I love you when you remember people you've seen in photos or met before
61. I love you when you put Mac in the oven and then when someone needs to turn the oven on to actually cook something poor Mac ends up with a burnt leg and you string together "Mac", "oven", "ow", "hot" and then "kiss"
62. I love you when you offer me food then pull it away and the last minute and eat it yourself
63. I love you when you cough all night
64. I love you when your reply to the question "what did you do today?" is "Crash!"
65. I love you when you're at home and I'm at work
66. I love you when you are so obsessed with something behind me that you fail to notice the mulk in my hands
67. I love you when you stay the night at your grandparents'
68. I love you when you insist that every train, or train-like thing, is Thomas
69. I love you when your hair gets in your eyes
70. I love you when the sky is blue
71. I love you when you burst in on me when I'm in the toilet
72. I love you when you say nonsense words like "bawlp" and "goygoygoy" and laugh when I say them back to you
73. I love you when you are not so good at nice pats
74. I love you when you point out Grandid
75. I love you whenever, wherever, just all the time, really

(Here endeth Vol. 1!)

3 comments:

hungrymama said...

Lovely :-)

Lindsay said...

I was saying to my 15 year-old boy just the other day that I miss the baby and toddler that he was. He couldn't understand why until I explained that it was just the same way he felt when saying he wished he could keep our kittens as kittens.

But what you miss is made up for in what is new and different.

Boganette said...

Aww that's so lovely! Wriggly will feel so special and loved when he reads that when he's older.

My one-year-old nephew has started putting weird shit like raisins up his nose. I'm amazed at how cute I think that is. I listened to him say DOG on the phone over and over again for about 20 minutes yesterday. And I cried when he said "ANTEE" (Aunty with an Aussie baby accent) for the first time last week.

I don't know what it's like to be a mum but I know it's freakin' awesome to be an aunty.