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My aunt usually watches Will on Friday but she’s in Arizona for two weeks on vacation, which means we needed to find someone to take care of Will. Thankfully, MJ’s cousins Katie, Jeff, Shelby and Mackenzie volunteered to take him from Thursday night until this afternoon. Right now MJ picked him up about a half hour away and she’s meeting my parents for dinner. That means I haven’t seen him in about 36 hours.
Now I am not one of those parents who is way too attached to his baby. But I have to admit…
I miss him so much I had to have my mom take a picture of him with her cell phone and send it to me.
I know, I know. Pathetic. But I can’t help it. I miss the little guy. It sucks when I don’t see him in the morning. I miss it when he smiles at me as I go into his room to pick him up. And I’m not even sure how I started my day before spending an hour with him in bed as he happily kicks and thrashes about on the bed while laughing hysterically. Some people need coffee to function but I just need a daily dose of my son.
And I don’t care that I’m corny and tacky and a huge pile of mush. That’s just how it is now. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing.