Monday, October 24, 2005

no regrets in the morning

It's been one of those weekends. On Friday night he came over for dinner and asked to spend the night. I said yes. He went home for a while on Saturday, but then he came back and spent the night again on Saturday night. We were up late, but I have to admit we had a great time. We had a leisurely breakfast this morning, and this afternoon we went to the movies; we had a light dinner and then, a candlelight bath just seemed like the natural thing to do...he's sleeping in my bed right now as I write...


I'm referring to Alexander, of course, who's 3 and who's spending the week with me because Kath and Brenden had to go out of town unexpectedly. We saw Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, this afternoon (he sat on my lap the entire time), sharing a Chicago-style hot dog as we watched it. For dinner I fixed Mahi Mahi, broccolini and spaghetti squash, but Xander eschewed those for a healthy dinner of pistachios ("peesh-eee-o's, Gramma!") and orange juice.

Sitting across from me in my kitchen, shelling pistachios, he grinned up at me and said, "You pretty, Gramma!" A little while later, Kath called from California. I left the room for a minute while Xander talked to her on the phone. Kath said he sounded sad, so she asked him, "Xander, are you sad?" He said, "Yeah, I sad!" Kath said, "Well, why are you sad? Do you miss someone?" Xander said, "Yeah, I miss someone!" Kath said, expectently, "Well, who do you miss?"

There was a pregnant pause, then Xander said: "I miss Gramma!" He then proceeded to yell, loudly, "GRAMMA! WHERE ARE YOU?"

Hehehehe...he can have all the pistachios and orange juice he wants...

There's something in the way he moves,
Or looks my way, or calls my name,
That seems to leave this troubled world behind.
And if I'm feeling down and blue,
Or troubled by some foolish game,
He always seems to make me change my mind.

And I feel fine anytime he's around me now,
He's around me now
Almost all the time
And if I'm well you can tell he's been with me now,
He's been with me now, quite a long, long time
And I feel fine.

21 comments:

Sam said...

Awww, what a cute story. I know just how special time with your grandchild can be! Thanks for sharing this, it starts my week off with warm fuzzies! Hey, a belated congratulations on your nomination for the VIVI Awards!

Sam

Dawn said...

Oh, my! That story brought tears to my eyes. I have a 7 yr old & he's growing up so fast - and that picture of Xander sleeping just touched my heart so! Great read. Thank you!

V said...

That`s a great story, and your G`son has a great name!

V

Lisa said...

Cute little bugger...

Lisa :-]

Lily said...

Aww lol... Now there's a great reason to have kids. You get to be a grandma later lol

He looks sooo cute btw... What a sweety lol

~Lily

floralilia said...

Clapping! Congrats on your Vivi nomination!

Jackie said...

Ahhh.... this was one of the cutest, most heartwarming entries I've read in a long time. It gave me the warm and fuzzies!
I wish I had that kind of relationship with my grandson. He is about Xanders age, and I want so much to be close to him, but his father is a butthead. Nuff said.
Glad you had a wonderful time with that precious little man... He is adorable!

OH.. and in case I didn't alread say it (which I did in MY journal.. don't think you've seen it yet though).. CONGRATS ON YOUR VIVI NOMINATION, JUDI!! You so deserve it!

Jackie

Tina said...

Ahhhh, what a sweetie ! I am looking forward to having grandchildren myself, and hearing those words from them must be heaven. And thanks for including the picture... he is a dear ! Tina

Paul said...

Hmm...I thought I left a comment here. You didn't delete it, did you Judi? It wasn't THAT bad.

emmapeeldallas said...

I wouldn't delete a comment from you! I haven't seen any by you prior to this on this entry, though...

J

memes121 said...

Nothing like a little one to make all your troubles melt away!

Monica said...

Congratulations on your nomination!! I was just checking out all the nominees. I love your journal. You have been put on my alerts. Feel free to stop by and visit me. :0)
***Monica

De said...

How beautiful. A night spent with a handsome boy and nothing to regret in the morning. I too have this....he's 5 and his name is Caleb Marc. Aren't they just great! De ;)

Dawn said...

Congrats on being an editor's pick. -Dawn-

emmapeelDallas said...

Thank you! I'm very happy about it!

Judi

Stacy said...

OMG what a sweet entry! I am only 34 but I cannot wait until I am a grandma!

Thank you for visiting my journal and congrtas on your nomination!!!!!!!!!!!

Stacy

Marc said...

I just love an entry that makes me ::SMILE:: ....thanks!

Marc

:)

Sharon said...

Hey Judi...aren't grandkids so sweet....yours is adoreable!!!! thanks for visiting my journal and leaving some comments...I would love to be sitting on the porch with a good ole cup of coffee right now... if you have instant messenger give me a holler... I'd love to chat!!

Sharon said...

Judi...I hope you don't mind but I posted a link to your journal on my list of other journals....let me know if you would prefer that I didn't..

Courtenay said...

congratulations on your VIVI nomination...clever entry ...not what I expected at all cMp

amnanders said...

You grandson is so cute. I love your entry and I hope that you enjoy your stay with your grandson. I think that children are the greatest gift in this world that human beings have. I know I enjoy my son more than anything in the world.