In late-breaking honour of the international day of love, I present the Love List!
LOVE: Theo, of course. Even though, he’s not a fan of my paparazzi-like enthusiasm, he can still pull one out for the camera.
LOVE: Our weekly outing to the pool where I spend an extra hour watching Theo jump, twirl and dive (illegally) of the side of the pool, practice the dog paddle, and loudly point out bodily imperfections.
LOVE: Oovoo for allowing us to video conference with Theo’s birthparents in two separate locations while chasing a saber-wielding child around the house with a laptop.
LOVE: Crocus-popping, bike-riding weather.
LOVE: A husband/dad who knows how to really BE with his son.
LOVE: As tiny Valentine that arrived in an envelope addressed to Theo from a secret admirer. He carried it around in his pocket for days.
LOVE: A best pal’s birthday party.
LOVE: Daycare treats that magically appeared in his cubby hole.
LOVE: The spontaneous adoration of a three-year-old. “Mama, day boy, he has a stinky bum!” (Loudly in the library.) Hard finger-wagging stare from me. “Mama… [pause] I LOVE YOU!!”
Did you feel the LOVE this past week or did Valentine’s day just put you in bad mood? Do tell!