I’m a bit sleep deprived.
All my fault.
Does my nocturnal self take a hint?
My thoughts dwell on two fictional characters who live in my head and how their story will unfold next.
So today I give you bits of moments, tiny chunks of time running through my mind.
Bits of Moments
“Mommy Mommy!” Lil Diva tugs at my shorts until I offer my index finger.
She grabs tightly then pulls me to the front door. And giggles.
Another small tug, and she runs back to the picnic table in the kitchen.
She stops she looks at me again, a giant grin on her face, nose wrinkled. “Heee!”
An emphatic grunt and we race again to the front door.
And front door.
And picnic table.
Her chuckles increase to uproarious laughter.
“Silly!” She shouts, so proud of her game.
“Very silly!” I say, as I wrap her into a hug, inhaling the remnants of her baby scent.
“Meow! Meow!” Lil Diva runs to me, reaching for my finger. Her tiny fist wraps around my middle finger and she drags me to the front door, pointing to our stoop.
A neighbor’s tabby cat eyes us warily, trying to guess if we’ll become a threat.
“Good job, sweetie! You found a kitty cat!”
Her grin bursts with pride as she releases my finger and crawls into the tiny window to communicate with “her kitty”.
“Mommy Mommy Mommy!” My four year son races into the hallway by our garage. Joy fills his face, eyes twinkling and I kneel down as he runs into my arms.
I hold him tight, enjoying this rare greeting.
“Mommy I’m in PURPLE because I’ve been a good boy. I made mac ‘n cheese and had two pieces of candy and read lots of books and Bobbi says I’m a good boy.”
“You’re in PURPLE! I”m so proud of you! You must have made really good choices while I was gone.”
“Mommy, I’m going to stay in purple all day tomorrow. Then I can have ice cream again.”
“Sweetie, if you manage to stay in purple all day, there will certainly be ice cream in your future.”
“And then, in a hundred and two thousand and fifteen times I can have a Popsicle!
“If you’re in purple that long, we’d have to do something extra special. But a Popsicle sounds great.! As soon as our refrigerator gets fixed…
Did a moment of time grab you today?