I woke up at 1:48 am. My son was telling me how he discovered a new show that was great. Mutant X. Lovely, just lovely. I don't know if this is what he should be watching at almost 2 in the morning all by himself. I told him he should be sleeping. He said he tried and tried (as he is sitting bolt upright watching this "new" show) but is too excited about b'f birthday party. He loves birthday parties. Bless his heart. We are going to go to church with them, take him to KFC buffet for lunch, and he mentioned his son knows where some trails are we can walk. It is a good birthday for us old folk, but G won't be thrilled. He is used to parties with hats, coordinating plates, cups, and cake, a table full of gifts, and balloons hanging from the clothes line.
I remember one birthday I had. We were living in the big house, (where we are at now) so he had to be 4 or more. I told him he had to be nice to me, cos it was my birthday. He gave me a big hug, and had a look of glee on his face. It was a normal evening, but as it wore on, he was more and more perplexed. He came in and asked me when everyone was going to be here. He was concerned, it was getting late and no one showed up. He makes my heart melt so much. I told him I was spending my birthday with the person I loved the most, and it was where I wanted to be. I sure didn't lack hugs that day. He is a wonderful kid.
Needless to say, he fell asleep as soon as we had our discussion about him not sleeping, and now I can't sleep. I was just thinking about how G treats the people that are important to him. He amazes me and brings such joy to my heart. When he was little and used to sleep in bed with me, he would wake up in the middle of the night and root around on the bed. Once he found me, he would give me a hug and kiss, a "wuv you mommy" and drop back to sleep. Now if he gets up in the middle of the night to get a drink, I can almost always be assured to get a hug out of the deal. Sometimes he climbs in with me, but being all elbows and knees after a bit I send him back to his bed.
My niece is pregnant. I am so thrilled for her. This will be her first. We are not "huggy" people, but I gave her a big hug and was choking up. They are going to be great parents. We found out in a not so good way, from someone else, but she was planning on surprising us at our cookout we had.
My sister came today, and we had a great time. G just loves her to pieces. He had to show her some of his game cube games. She bought him a real golf set, so he was getting pointers. She can be quite the taskmaster. I have to learn all the golf lingo now, and she is going to try to come down more often and take him to the driving range. She called when she got home to make sure he cleaned his clubs well. I took a lot of pictures. She was showing him the golfers stance, how to follow through, hold his head, don't stop in the middle of the swing, etc. He looked like a mannequin trying to stand like he was supposed to. They had a great time hitting them into the field. Of course, after that they had to come in and play some Mario Golf. LOL He won.
I am going to try the sleep thing again. Then he will probably wake up. Wanting to talk. And I will listen.
God bless, and bless babies and children that make peoples hearts sing. :) (Bless the person who came up with spellcheck too. I never thought I would use mannequin in a sentence, so it was disposable information. :) )