Thursday, August 30

Love those stinky fingers!

Nick woke up late tonight needing to go potty. After I took him, he asked me to lay down in his bed with him. And, of course, I obeyed. As I was laying there, watching him doze back into dreamland, it dawned on me just how big my baby is getting. He will be 3 in September. THREE!!!! My baby, my last, my youngest, my final offspring will be 3! So, as he drifted into sleep, he slowly let his first two fingers, which he religiously sucks while sleeping, slip out of his mouth & fall onto his pillow. I was struck with an overwhelming desire to kiss his sweet little hand before sneaking out of his bed. And, I realized as I kissed that chubby hand, that I actually enjoyed the smell of those two stinky fingers, instead of holding my nose in disgust, like I normally do. I took a deep whiff & savored the smell of Nick's saliva soaked skin. And, I loved it! (Seriously, this is totally not normal behavior for me, which is why I am making a point to document this event.)

I know that he won't be this little for very long & I know that he won't suck those two fingers forever & I know that when that day comes, I won't ever get to smell that particular smell again. So, in the meantime, I am going to relish that scent, instead of recoiling from it. I want to remember these days forever!

4 comments:

jennyc said...

That is so sweet! What is it about little boys and stinky hands. My precious 7 week old already has "stinky" hands too. I guess it's from keeping them in fists all day long... Too cute and thanks for sharing that sweet moment!

Jenn said...

Thanks Amberly! Sometimes it takes someone else to remind me that my little boys and all their dirty faces, hands and feet are only a fleeting moment in my life and I must appreciate them now as they will soon be gone. We really do miss you!

Kristi said...

Love it!! They do grow up so fast.

Becky said...

you need to post something girl, before i think you've been abducted!