Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Really, I'm Not Stalking Her

A Perfect Post – January 2007
At the risk of making Bubandpie think she'll never get a moment's peace from me, I'm awarding her another Perfect Post, this time for What is Love? (Baby Don't Hurt Me).

She discusses what it means to love your baby, and how usual measures of love (euphoria, enjoyment of someone's personality) can't always apply. Conversation, the sharing of thoughts and ideas, is what fuels many of my relationships, and a baby isn't well equipped for that kind of activity. I've loved Q since he was born, but this last year has added something else.

I really like him. He's cool dude, a companion. We hang out, and he'll tell me "ok, mama" or "no, mama," while sharing his plentiful opinions. Tonight, he was prompting me with words for a Chinese song he knows better than I do, chirping away, and I looked at SwingDaddy, almost crying with joy that this little person is part of our family.

Thanks for your always thought-provoking writing, Bubandpie! My head will be bopping from the title of your post.

Visit the rest of the Perfect Posts, hosted by Lucinda and Momma K here.


Mamacita Tina said...

I know what you mean, I love the conversations Ian and I have together. So fun, especially to get his perspective on things.

bubandpie said...

I think this whole blog just radiates with how much you really like and enjoy your son.

Thanks for the PP!

Lady M said...

Mamacita tina - Our little pals are getting more clever every day!

Bubandpie - you are welcome!

Kimberly said...

That's awesome, Lady M. It is so cool when they start to really become *people*

One kind of bummer caveat from someone further down the mamapath than you, though: You always love them, but you won't always like them. Sometimes, you'll actively *dislike* them. And those times are hard. But you get through them, because love is like that.