Starting over

He looked at me with sad eyes. There was no smile when I came in the door from my morning walk. Where was that happy little man who greets me each day? I chatted with him – he babbled back, kind of. Then just silence.

We moved to the table for me to eat a bit of breakfast and for little man to play in the high chair. He picked up toys and they fell from his hands. He made a few sounds but not his usual banter when sitting up in his chair.

I decided it was time to change his pants. He did not agree. You could tell by the noise he made as we headed up the steps. We changed pants – he is little so I am still in charge for now. He grumped and made unpleasant faces as we finished up and headed down stairs.

Grandpa meet us with a bottle which little man took, gobbled it down, burped once and dropped his head on my shoulder and was sound asleep.

Someone was too tired to start the day. A good morning nap of about 30 minutes and his eyes pop open with a smile on his face.  There is the little man I know so well!IMG_0036.JPG

There are some days we just need to go back to bed and start over – even if you are seven months old.

Happy Tuesday! Hope your day started with a smile!

About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, help in schools and write. Life is good!
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3 Responses to Starting over

  1. What a great take on your little man and his needs! You’re a good grandma! His smile is precious!

  2. Terje says:

    Super cute slice. Loved how you wrote this. And the smile – precious.

  3. Ramona says:

    I was worried about his sad eyes, no smile, lack of banter – afraid that he might be sick. Glad all that was needed was just a 30 min. recharge. Love those bright eyes and sweet smile! I’m waiting for my two to arrive even as I type this comment. Isn’t being a grandma grand?

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